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Col. Arthur L. Kelly American veterans oral history project

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

Collection Description (Extant): The U.S. military was officially integrated after World War II in 1948. This project focuses on the lives and careers of servicemen, particularly their personal experiences during the process of racial desegregation in the military. Some topics discussed is the racial tension in various units, how racist attitudes affected their community, and feelings about African American officers.

Access Copy Note: The interviews are available online through the Kentuckiana Digital Library.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1985

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Code OHWW; Series Code WW007

Extent: 2 interviews (8 hours of digital audio recordings)

Language: English

Interviewees: Sam Ketron, Joseph Forest Grider, Richard A. Hamilton, John H.G. Kelly, Alvin C. Poweleit, Lewis S. Bower, Eugene W. Keeling, Sr., Clara Margaret Fort, Morgan French, Lewis S. Bower, Edwin Elliott, James Graves, Robert G. Haney, James W. Alspaugh, Clarence Gunther, Hanly M. Davis

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


African American veterans
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Discrimination in the military
Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, African American
United States--Armed Forces--African Americans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American


Sound recordings


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