Digital Access: African American Farmers

Digital Access: African American Farmers

The Nunn Center announces online digital access to the first interviews from our African American Farmers Project, a project conducted in 1991-1992.  This powerful oral history project features interviews documenting experiences of African American farmers and their families in Kentucky.  We...
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History of the Oral History Association: Alessandro Portelli

History of the Oral History Association: Alessandro Portelli

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 March 4, 2016. Portelli reflects on...
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Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro

Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro

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 jockey in h...
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The Wisdom Project Podcast Episode #005: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball

The Wisdom Project Podcast Episode #005: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball

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 husband Abe M...
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50th Anniversary of the Signing of Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act

50th Anniversary of the Signing of Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act

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 Rights Act as “the strongest and....
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