History of the Oral History Association: Alessandro Portelli
By: admin - 17 May 2016 - 0 Comments

Renowned oral historian Alessandro Portelli recently sat down with us to recall his earliest memories of the Oral History Association.  The oral history interview was conducted at the Nunn Center by Jeffrey Keith on [...]

Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro
By: admin - 07 May 2016 - 1 Comment

Eddie Arcaro: Courtesy Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries The Nunn Center’s oral history interview with legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro is accessible online.  Arcaro is considered by many as the greatest [...]

The Wisdom Project Podcast Episode #005: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball
By: admin - 11 April 2016 - 0 Comments

Episode #005 of the Wisdom Project Podcast  features the Nunn Center’s oral history interview with Effa Manley, the first African American woman to own a professional baseball team. She co-owned the Newark Eagles (Negro League) with her [...]

50th Anniversary of the Signing of Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act
By: admin - 27 January 2016 - 0 Comments

On January 27, 1966 Kentucky’s Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed into law the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the first of its kind passed by a southern state.  Martin Luther King Jr. described Kentucky’s Civil [...]