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    • Beard, D.W.

    • Integration; African Americans; Hospitals; Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)

    • D.W. Beard was interviewed on November 29, 1979 about the Red Cross (Community) Hospital. He was a member of the board of Community Hospital, which was known previously as Red Cross Hospital. He discusses public perception of the hospital and the...



    • Ealy, William J.

    • African American journalists; African American politicians; African American newspapers; African Americans; Politics & government; Politicians; Race relations; Democratic Party (Ky.); Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Co. (Louisville, Ky.);...

    • Interview with William J. Ealy, Louisville newspaperman and political activist. This interview was conducted on August 5 and 22, 1977 by Dwayne Cox of the University of Louisville Oral History Center. Mr. Ealy discusses his early life and education...



    • Smith, Frances

    • African Americans; African American churches; African American single mothers ; African American teenage mothers; Nursing homes; Nursing home administrators; People's Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.); Single mothers; Teenage marriage; Teenage...

    • Oral history interview conducted on May 9, 1979 with Frances Smith by Mary Bobo. Mrs. Smith, a former nursing home owner and administrator discusses her childhood in Russellville, Kentucky, moving to Louisville at age twelve to tend to an aunt,...



    • Stewart, James "Jimmy"

    • Segregation in education; African American construction workers; Construction workers; African Americans; Labor unions; Race relations; Laborers' International Union of North America; Women construction workers; African Americans--Employment; A....

    • Oral history interview conducted with James "Jimmy" Stewart on April 4, 1979 by Mary Bobo. Mr. Stewart, business manager for Local 576 of the Laborers' International Union of North America discusses segregation in education in Tennessee...



    • Shively, James, 1922-

    • African Americans; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Social conditions; Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.); Central High School (Louisville, Ky.); Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; African Americans--Employment;...

    • Oral history interview conducted with James Shively on December 18, 1978 by Dwayne Cox. Mr. Shively focuses largely on his education in Louisville, at Louisville Central High School and the Louisville Municipal College, in the 1930s and 1940s. He...



    • Hammond, Joseph

    • African Americans; Urban renewal; Small Business Administration (United States); African American business enterprises; African American real estate agents; Youth--Political activity; Busing (School integration); Low-income housing

    • Oral history interview conducted with Joseph Hammond on April 16, 1979 by Mary Bobo. Mr. Hammond, a small business owner and real estate agent, discusses his childhood, education and life as a young adult living and working in Louisville. He...



    • Kidd, Mae Street, 1904-

    • African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Race relations; Public relations; Discrimination in housing; Housing; African American legislators; Insurance agents; Women legislators; African American legislators; Kentucky--Politics and...

    • Oral history interview conducted with legislator Mae Street Kidd on October 10, November 11, and December 5, 1978 by Ken Chumbley. Ms. Kidd discusses her life, including her childhood growing up in Bourbon County. Kidd attended the Lincoln...



    • Reynolds, Louise

    • African Americans; African American politicians; African American businesspeople; African American business enterprises; Women politicians; Civil rights; Louisville (Ky.)--Politics and government; Politicians; Integration; Discrimination in housing

    • Oral history interview conducted with Louise Reynolds on June 13, 1979 by Mary Bobo. Louise Reynolds was the first African American woman elected alderman in the city of Louisville. Ms. Reynolds discusses her work with the Republican Party,...



    • Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997

    • African Americans; African American educators; Segregation in higher education; Civil rights workers; African Americans--Education (Higher); Race relations; University of Louisville; University of Kentucky; Louisville Municipal College for Negroes...

    • Oral history interview conducted with Lyman T. Johnson on May 6, 1976 by Dwayne Cox. Mr. Johnson, a civil rights activist and educator focuses on Johnson’s involvement in the effort to integrate the University of Louisville and the University of...



    • Goodwin, Nelson, 1907-1991

    • African Americans; African American businesspeople; African Americans--Social conditions; Race relations; Slavery; Civil rights; Urban renewal; Libraries; Nurseries (Horticulture)

    • Oral history interview conducted with Nelson Goodwin on January 10, 1979 by Kenneth Chumbley. Mr. Goodwin, a nursery owner and local historian from Louisville, Kentucky, discusses his ancestors and other African Americans who lived in the...



    • Bryant, Ruth

    • African Americans--Education (Elementary); African Americans--Education (Higher); National Training School for Women and Girls (Washington, D.C.); Fisk University; Howard University; African Americans; Race relations; Civil rights; African...

    • Oral history interview conducted with Ruth Bryant on July 24, 1977 by Kenneth L. Chumbley. Mrs. Bryant, a community activist, primarily discusses her involvement in community organizing and political activism during the 1960’s in Louisville. ...



    • Parrish, Charles Henry, 1899-

    • African Americans; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Social conditions; African American college teachers; African American educators; African American newspapers; Integration; Segregation in education; Race relations; Baptists;...

    • Oral history interview conducted with sociologist Charles H. Parrish, Jr. on December 1 and 14, 1976 and February 21, 1977 by Dwayne Cox and William Morison. Dr. Parrish discusses his father, Charles H. Parrish, Sr., who was a Baptist minister and...



    • Love, Eleanor Young, 1922-2006

    • African Americans; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Social conditions; African American social workers; African American educators; African American college teachers; Segregation in education; Civil rights leaders; Lincoln Institute...

    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Young Love, conducted on October 2, 1978 by Kenneth Chumbley. Dr. Love was a U of L professor and administrator, and sister of civil rights leader Whitney Young, Jr. Dr. Love discusses her parents, Laura and...



    • Moorman, Frank L., Sr.

    • African Americans; African American business enterprises; African American Business people; Drugstores; Pharmacists; African American pharmacists; Urban renewal; Service stations; Standard Oil Company; Civil rights

    • Oral history interview with Frank Moorman, Sr., conducted on August 17, 1978 by Kenneth Chumbley. Mr. Moorman was a businessman in Louisville's Walnut Street area. Mr. Moorman discusses his parents and grandparents, and his early life in Owensboro,...



    • Beckett, Goldie, 1914-1999

    • Undertakers and undertaking; Business people; African American businesspeople; Politicians; African American politicians; Discrimination in public accommodations; Segregation--Law and legislation; Discrimination in employment; African...

    • Oral history interview with Goldie Winstead Beckett, conducted on September 12, 1978 by Ken Chumbley. In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s...



    • Humes, Helen

    • African Americans; African American singers; African American musicians; Jazz; Jazz singers; Women jazz musicians

    • Oral history interview with Helen Humes, a jazz singer from Louisville, conducted on June 12, 1979 by Mary Bobo, for the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center. In this interview, Ms. Humes discusses her career, including her start in...



    • Johnson, Waverley

    • Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.); African Americans; African American physicians; Hospitals; Integration

    • Oral history interview with hospital administrator Waverley Johnson conducted on August 30, 1979, by Olivia Frederick. Mr. Johnson discusses the Red Cross (Community) Hospital and his role as administrator at this black-run institution. He...



    • Cole, Lattimore

    • African Americans; African Americans--Education; African American newspapers; Louisville Leader (Ky.); Kentucky Reporter (Louisville, Ky.); Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.); Mammoth Life and Accident Insurance Co....

    • Oral history interview with Lattimore Cole conducted on November 26, 1977 by Dwayne Cox. In this interview, Mr. Cole discusses his early education in Louisville, working for his father’s newspaper the Louisville Leader and describes what it was...



    • Bell, Jesse B., 1904-

    • African Americans; African American physicians; Physicians; Hospitals; Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.); Race relations; Integration

    • Oral history interview with Louisville physician Jesse Bell conducted on July 28, 1979 by Olivia Frederick. Dr. Bell discusses his early life and education, including his training at Alcorn College, Morehouse College, and Meharry Medical College....



    • Rabb, Maurice F.

    • African Americans; African American physicians; African Americans--Hospitals; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Education; Segregation in education; African Americans--Medical care; Hospitals; Medical education; Race...

    • Oral history interview with Louisville physician Maurice Rabb. Dr. Rabb discusses his early life and education in Mississippi. He speaks of his experiences as a student at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, comparing race relations in his...
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