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 horse racing history being...
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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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Don Ritchie on the History of the Oral History Association

Don Ritchie on the History of the Oral History Association

It is a rare opportunity in life when you get the chance to interview someone who has profoundly changed and shaped your professional practice.  Last month, I interviewed Donald A. Ritchie, Senate Historian Emeritus, about his involvement in the field of...
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Long Road Back: Vietnam Remembered Documentary

Long Road Back: Vietnam Remembered Documentary

Long Road Back: Vietnam Remembered was a documentary produced in 1985 based on the Nunn Center’s Vietnam War Oral History Project.  “Long Road Back: Vietnam Remembered” was produced by the University of Kentucky’s Office of Instruction...
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Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project: Mattie Jones

Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project: Mattie Jones

In partnership with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission and the University of Kentucky’s Office of Community Engagement, the Nunn Center is honored to celebrate the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees and capture their stories in their own wor...
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