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    • Stanley, Vivian Clark

    • African Americans; Social workers; Journalists; African American journalists; African American social workers; Beauty contests; African American newspapers; Newspapers; Louisville Defender (Louisville, Ky.); Civil rights demonstrations; Civil...

    • Oral history interview with Mrs. Vivian Clark Stanley conducted on August 5, 1985 by Janet Hodgson. She discusses her career as a social worker and her life with Frank Stanley, Sr., editor, manager, and publisher of the Louisville Defender. She...



    • 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...



    • 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...



    • 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...



    • 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...



    • 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...
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