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Black Elected Officials in Southern Kentucky [oral histories]

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The following informaton comes from the description at the "Pass the Word" website.

"These interviews are with blacks who were elected to or sought public office in Adairville, Auburn, Bowling Green, Franklin, Glasgow, Hopkinsville, and Russellville. They include a mayor, a mortician, a physician, a medical technologist, a hosiery mill supervisor, a factory supervisor, and an educator.

Interviewees discuss their personal histories, their careers, the challenges and hardships they have faced, race relations and discrimination in their communities, education for blacks, integration of their school systems, busing, their campaigns for office, the effects of racial prejudice on their campaigns, and their city and county governments.

The interviews are also in the Folklife Archives collection at Western Kentucky University."

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Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Black Elected Officials in Southern Kentucky [oral histories],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 22, 2017, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2983.

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