The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
African American heritage Ralph Bunche District oral history project
Repository: Kentucky Historical Society
Collection Description (Extant): Thirty-one interviews with individuals knowledgeable about the African American community in Glasgow, Kentucky, known as the Ralph Bunche District. Topics covered include the location of early African American settlements in the Glasgow area, changes in the community, the dynamics of segregation and integration within the county, Civil Rights activities during the mid [1960s], the perspective of business, political, and cultural leaders in the area, the Underground railroad and its impact on the area, and how the economics of the area influenced the type of work available to African Americans.
Access Copy Note: Copies of this collection are also at the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center (Glasgow, KY).
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 2005OH01
Extent: 33 audio cassettes
Interviewees: Mary Jane Franklin, Evelyn Franklin, James Glover, Anna Mansfield, Eunice Collins, Savannah Richardson, Nancy Trigg, Louise Stockton, Frank Wade, Sara Wade, Gladys L. Shirley Smith, Alma Glover, Fred Haynie, Lucille Harris, Wanda Bowles, Wendell Franklin, William Webb, James Glover, William Glover, Willie (Webb) Childress Bush, Jerry Wells, Minnie Edmonds, Josephine Granger, Marie Mason, Fred Haynie, Alma Glover, Ernest T. Franklin, Willie D. Bradshaw, Alonzo Webb, Rex Bailey, Emily Frances, Michael Blandsford, Beatrice Shannon Curd, Deloris F. Williams
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky