Metadata: African American Oral History Collection

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TitleAfrican American Oral History Collection
PublisherUniversity of Louisville Libraries: Louisville, US <>
Country (State)United States of America
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KeywordsLouisville <Ky.>; Afro-Americans; Oral history; history 1976-1985
Description"The African American Oral History Collection includes interviews conducted as part of projects designed to document particular aspects of Louisville's history and/or important local institutions, such as the Red Cross (Community) Hospital and the Louisville Municipal College, as well as projects that sought to document African American life more generally. Most of the interviews were conducted in the late 1970s. Taken as a group, these interviews were conducted in order to document the many aspects of life in Louisville, particularly as experienced by African Americans. Businessmen, educators, politicians, doctors, historians, musicians, and other civic leaders of various kinds, as well as regular folks, were interviewed. There are interviews with a small number of white people who connected with the black community in important ways. Some interviews are brief, lasting 30 minutes or less; others are more extensive, covering several interview sessions and lasting four or more hours. The interviewees talk about their parents, their upbringing (often outside Louisville), their experiences in school, their careers, and their achievements. They discuss everyday life as well as the big events in the history they lived. The interviewees offer their own perspective on events, and while there are many areas of agreement, there are events that they each remember in their own ways." [self-description]
Source TypeSource Materials
Subject ClassUSA 1945 to present: Racial problems
DDC305.896073; 973.0496073; 976.9043; T1:09047; T1:09048; T2:76944
Accessfree; no restriction
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