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Kentucky History oral history project: New Zion community

Repository: University of Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Collection Description (Extant): Originally founded in 1868 as the African-American community of Briar Hill in Georgetown, KY, this neighborhood later became the New Zion community. Interviewees discuss life in this exclusively African American community during the mid-1900s. Topics include family, traditions, discipline, education, church, racial segregation and integration in the public schools in this region. Also discussed is work on horse farms and in factories.

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHKH; Series Code KH055

Extent: 2 interviews (2 hours of audiocassette recordings)

Finding Aid URL: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=165117&sid=1484757 External Link

Language: English

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

Subjects:

African American churches--Kentucky
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky
African Americans--Employment
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
School integration--Kentucky

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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