The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Laurel County African American Heritage Center oral history project
Repository: Kentucky Historical Society
Collection Description (CRHP): These interviews address integrated sports teams, race relations, school desegregation, social conditions, employment, and other aspects of African American life. Also, there is discussion of Rosenwald schools.
Collection Description (Extant): Six interviews with current and former African American residents of Laurel County, Kentucky.
Digital Status: Born-digital
Existing IDs: 2005OH08
Extent: 6 digital audio files (12 sound discs)
Related Archival Items: The May's Lick Collection is also available at the Kentucky Historical Society as well as Northern Kentucky University. The vast majority of the interviews in this collection deal with topics prior to the 1950s and 1960s. The interviews discuss segregation, discrimination, lynching, and slavery.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American churches--Kentucky
African American schools
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Discrimination in sports