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    • Oral history interview with Goldie Beckett.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with James Shively.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Robert Key.

    • African Americans; African American singers; African American musicians; Nightclubs--Kentucky--Louisville; Singers; Musicians
    • Oral history interview with Robert Key, conducted October 25, 1977 by Robert Friedman. Mr. Key was a musician. He was born in Louisville but really launched his career in Chicago before touring as a singer. In this interview, he discusses his...
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Bryant.

    • 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. ...
    • A. E. Richards.

    • Lawyers; Judges; Portraits
    • Adolphus E. Richards was born in Virginia in 1844. His education was interrupted by the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army, where he rose to the rank of major before his twenty-first birthday. At the war's end, he returned to school,...
    • African American Oral History Collection

    • African Americans; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights; Integration; Race relations
    • Currently including 26 interviews (available as audio files and transcriptions), mostly conducted in the late 1970s, that document the many aspects of life in Louisville, particularly as experienced by African Americans, this digital collection...
    • At play in Central Park, Louisville, Kentucky, 1926.

    • People; Children; Shelters; Parks; Buildings; Colonnades; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903; Pergolas
    • Five children are pictured in an archway of the pergola at Louisville's Central Park. Three sit on a step facing an open lawn where some adults sit and stand surrounded by trees. One of the children is a girl with short hair wearing a dress....
    • August 2009 Flood Collection

    • Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; Disasters
    • On the morning of August 4, 2009, record-breaking rains fell in central Louisville and surrounding counties between 7 am and 10 am EDT, with reported hourly rainfall rates as high as 8.83 inches. The Louisville Free Public Library's main branch and...
    • Aviation flight, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, 1910.

    • Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930; Biplanes; Air shows; Aircraft accidents; Aeronautics; Churchill Downs (Louisville, Ky. : Racetrack)
    • Men examine early aviation accident at Churchill Downs. Biplane wing appears to have broken in what R.G. Potter described as a "slight mishap" that occurred when American aviation pioneer Glen H. Curtiss brought two planes to Churchill Downs...
    • B. F. Keith Theater, interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Organs; Balconies; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)
    • Original address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Demolished, 1952). Built as a vaudeville theater by the National Theater Company in 1913, the design came from the architectural workshop of Albert Kahn. The National Theater was sold within the year to the...
    • Ballard Chefs Quartet, December 24, 1929.

    • Radio broadcasting; African American musicians; Musicians; African Americans; Microphones; People
    • The Ballard Chefs, a quartet who had their own radio show on Louisville's WHAS. The four African American men wear chefs' garb and are in front of a microphone with WHAS on top.
    • Ballard Chefs Quartet, December 24, 1929.

    • Radio broadcasting; African American musicians; African Americans; Musicians; Microphones; People
    • The Ballard Chefs, a quartet who had their own radio show on Louisville's WHAS, pose for a portrait. The four African American men wear chefs' garb and are in front of a microphone with WHAS on top.
    • Ballard Chefs Quartet, December 24, 1929.

    • Radio broadcasting; African American musicians; African Americans; Musicians; Microphones; People
    • The Ballard Chefs, a quartet who had their own radio show on Louisville's WHAS, pose for a portrait. The four African American men wear chefs' garb and are in front of a microphone with WHAS on top.
    • Ballard Chefs Quartet, December 24, 1929.

    • Radio broadcasting; African American musicians; African Americans; Musicians; Microphones; People
    • The Ballard Chefs, a quartet who had their own radio show on Louisville's WHAS, pose for a portrait. The four African American men wear chefs' garb and are in front of a microphone with WHAS on top.
    • Bennett M. Brigman of Louisville, Kentucky and C. W. Hart, 1936.

    • Portraits; Men; College administrators; Teachers; People associated with education & communication
    • Dean of the University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School, Bennett M. Brigman (right) of Louisville, Kentucky, examines a Park-Rite parking meter with sales representative C.W. Hart. Article attached to back of image: Cold Reception for Meter....
    • Black Student Union protest, University of Louisville, May 1, 1969.

    • Black Student Union (University of Louisville); Student movements; Crowds; Police; University of Louisville--Students
    • Police officers and a dark-shirted man look into the open door of Gardiner Hall. Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) and some of their supporters occupied the administrative offices of the College of Arts and Sciences, located inside Gardiner...

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