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    • Jones Orchestra at Schneider's Road House, 1921.

    • Jones Orchestra at Schneider's Road House, 1921.

    • African American musicians; Musicians; African Americans; Trombones; Trumpets; Saxophones; Drums (Musical instruments); Pianos; Stringed instruments; Wind instruments; Violins; Banjos; People

    • Six African American musicians perform in an open pavilion. The drum reads "Jones Orchestra." Other instruments include trombone, violin, banjo, piano, trumpet, and saxophone. Outside of the pavilion tables are set up.
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Bryant.

    • 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. ...
    • African-American hospital ward, 1940.

    • African-American hospital ward, 1940.

    • African Americans--Hospitals; Nurses; Sick persons

    • African-American hospital ward. Patients lie in the beds on either side of the room. Nurses and other hospital employees are near the back of the room. A girl sits on a chair in the middle of the room. Text on image: [Lay] Brad. Photo Nashville....
    • Oral history interview with Nelson Goodwin.

    • Oral history interview with Nelson Goodwin.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, Jr.

    • Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, Jr.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Maurice Rabb.

    • Oral history interview with Maurice Rabb.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Jesse Bell.

    • Oral history interview with Jesse Bell.

    • 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....
    • Oral history interview with Louise Reynolds.

    • Oral history interview with Louise Reynolds.

    • 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,...
    • Oral history interview with William Ealy.

    • Oral history interview with William Ealy.

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

    • 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 Eleanor Young Love.

    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Young Love.

    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Steward Pickett.

    • Oral history interview with Steward Pickett.

    • African Americans; African Americans--Education; Boy Scouts of America; Elderly poor; Floods--Ohio River; Floods--Kentucky--Louisville; National Council of Senior Citizens; Senior House; Senior centers; Scouting (Youth activity); Urban elderly;...

    • Oral history interviews conducted with Mr. Steward Pickett on May 23, June 4, and June 25, 1979 by Mary Bobo. Mr. Pickett, a retired assistant Boy Scout executive and board member of Senior House, talks about his family, growing up on an...
    • African American Oral History Collection

    • 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...
    • Crowded condition at Sunday School, 1921.

    • Crowded condition at Sunday School, 1921.

    • African Americans; Children; Pianos; Students; Teachers; Religious facilities; Sunday schools; People

    • A crowd of people, mostly African American children, attend Sunday school in a classroom containing a row of chairs. An African American man in a suit stands by a podium and may be the minister. Two white women and a boy stand or play at the piano...
    • Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls.

    • Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls.

    • African Americans; Race relations; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights; Louisville Free Public Library; Girl Scouts; Libraries; Integration; African Americans--Social conditions

    • Oral history interview with Murray Atkins Walls and John Walls, conducted July 27, 1977 by Dwayne Cox. Most of the interview focuses on Murray Atkins Walls, although her husband, John Walls, is also an active participant. They were both involved in...
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