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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.

Date(s): 1916-1956

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 External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Kentucky
African Americans--Social life and customs
Segregation--Kentucky

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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