The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Lyman T. Johnson oral history
Repository: Kentucky Historical Society
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of eight interviews with civil rights leader Lyman T. Johnson, who was prominent in the movement in Louisville and Kentucky and whose lawsuit opened up the University of Kentucky to African Americans in 1949. In these interviews, he discusses union recruiting, his service in the Navy during World War II, the desegregation of the University of Kentucky, the equalization of teachers' salaries in Louisville, and his tenure as a Jefferson County school board member from 1978 to 1981.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 2008OH08
Extent: 8 audiocassettes
Related Archival Items: Lyman Johnson's papers are at the University of Louisville.
Interviewees: Lyman T. Johnson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
University of Kentucky
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American