The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
The daily aesthetic: an oral history of a southern city's black park system
Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
Collection Description (Extant): This is a project on African American culture during the time of segregated park systems in Lexington, Kentucky. These interviews, originally conducted by Boyd Shearer, Jr. for a multimedia presentation, contain descriptions of African American park activities, particularly in Douglass Park. Activities ranged from doll shows, to carnivals, to sports programs. This community also celebrated the visual arts, music, and special events such as the 4th of July and Easter. The focus of this collection is not discrimination experienced by African Americans at this time, but rather how the park provided a place for them to come together and cultivate a sense of identity and community.
Access Copy Note: This series is part of the collection titled Kentucky History Oral History Project.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Collection Code OHKH; Series Code KH050
Extent: 7 interviews (8 hours of audiocassette recordings)
Finding Aid URL: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=165117&sid=1484727
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Social life and customs