David Tandy is a Louisville Civic Leader. Tandy discusses his childhood in Owensboro, Kentucky, including his family, their occupations, the

 

David Tandy is a Louisville Civic Leader. Tandy briefly talks about Jesse Jackson’s run for president and his influence over

 

Renee Shaw talks about her childhood and family background, growing up in rural Tennessee in a predominately white community. She

 

Delahanty discusses the books that he read during the time of the civil rights disputes in the sixties as a

 

Delahanty discusses his family’s work for justice Father Patrick Delahanty is a priest and human rights advocate from Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Delahanty discusses his family’s work for justice. Father Patrick Delahanty is a priest and human rights advocate from Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Akins recalls being inducted into the National Honor Society and her parents being her advocate at a school election. Roszalyn

 

Akins recalls watching the students at Transylvania University as a young girl and declaring she would attend that school someday.

 

Akins talks about living in the suburbs and the American Dream. Roszalyn Akins is the First Lady of the First

 

Akins talks fondly about growing up in the housing projects. There she learned community, family and sharing. Roszalyn Akins is

 

Akins grew up with 5 brothers. She tells of their close bond. Roszalyn Akins is the First Lady of the

 

Akins recalls being inspired by her childhood teachers and attending a predominately white elementary school. Roszalyn Akins is the First

 

Akins tells of her family growing up. Her parents got divorced when she was two years old and she has

 

Akins recalls her mother’s influence on the children she raised. Roszalyn Akins is the First Lady of the First Baptist

 

Hamilton talks about integration in his schools growing up and his mother choosing his school. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor

 

Hamilton talks about his parents and their work lives. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor living in Louisville, KY. This interview

 

Hamilton talks about always making things and coming from a family of makers. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor living in

 

Hamilton talks about his parents and his early life in Louisville. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor living in Louisville, KY.

 

Hamilton talks about the culture in his dad’s barber shop. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor living in Louisville, KY. This

 

Hamilton talks about witnessing civil rights activism, but his mother being too protective to let him participate. Ed Hamilton is

 

Hamilton paints a picture of his community when he was growing up; the bustle of the workweek and the quietness

 

Hamilton talks about the dignity of his black community and being inspired by that. Ed Hamilton is a sculptor living

 

Logan recalls learning compassion from his grandfather. George Logan is a civil rights activist from Lexington, KY. This interview took

 

Logan talks about going to a segregated school and segregated dining etsablishments in his community. George Logan is a civil

 

Owens talks about growing up in a segregated community in Louisville, KY. Darryl Owens is a Kentucky State Representative and

 

Owens talks about his mother, sister, Aunt Ileen and father. Darryl Owens is a Kentucky State Representative and a Civil

 

Owens talks about the power of his mother’s discipline. Darryl Owens is a Kentucky State Representative and a Civil Rights

 

Owens talks about being frightened by a policeman and avoiding walking by Saint X school. Darryl Owens is a Kentucky

 

Owens talks about growing up in Sheppard Square in Louisville, KY and being influenced by Reverend Elmore. Darryl Owens is

 

Neblett talks about the trial of Emmett Till and the bus boycott in Alabama and how motivated him into getting

 

Neblett talks about going to a one-room school and having encouraging teachers. Charles Neblett is a civil rights activist and

 

Neblett talks about his mother and how she instilled self-respect in her children. Charles Neblett is a civil rights activist

 

Grundy talks about his family and early life in Louisville. Chester Grundy is a Diversity Advisor for the University of

 

Grundy talks about life as a young man and community hangouts. Chester Grundy is a Diversity Advisor for the University

 

Grundy talks about childhood car trips to see family and the provisions they would bring along. Chester Grundy is a

 

Grundy talks about his ROTC aspirations and the heart murmur that kept him from joining. Chester Grundy is a Diversity

 

Wallace talks of her Dutch family who resisted the Nazis, how Anne Braden came to dinner, and begin her journey

 

Wallace describes her activism at Tufts University, Boston and then Louisville, connected with South African Divestment. Carla Wallace is a

 

Wallace exclaims that it was easy for to her to become a social change activist: it was in her blood,

 

Elliott recalls the boss-man telling his dad he needed to plow rather than going to school. They had 40 acres

 

Elliott recalls the one room schoolhouse with one teacher who taught through the sixth grade. Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr.

 

Elliott recalls lynchings in the woods and the start of the movement. Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr. was born in

 

Elliott remembers the two room house in the woods he grew up in. Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr. was born

 

Elliott recalls his parents Gertrude Elliott and Charles Elliott Sr and 12 siblings. Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott Jr. was born

 

Neal talks about University of Louisville and Law School. He recalls going to ask Ed Post to help him pay

 

Neal marvels about how exciting the sixties was. Nothing like it has happened since. You heard about change from everyone.

 

Neal talks about the Neal family and its strong character. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and

 

Neal recalls his juvenile arrests protesting segregation in Louisville. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and a

 

Neal reflects on Louisville’s progress regarding segregation during his lifetime. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator from Louisville and

 

Neal talks about his family and his neighborhood and her father’s union activism. Gerald Neal is a Kentucky State Senator

 

Neal recalls moving to the African American Subdivision Algonquin Gardens. He recalls the many professionals living in the neighborhood. He

 

Davis says that being a black student at UK in the 1960s was not very pleasant. She describes what it

 

Davis describes her early life in Owensboro, Kentucky and how she was the first of three students to integrate the

 

Merlene Davis carried the stress of school in her neck. Her days at the desegregated school were stressful. Merlene Davis

 

Davis recalls her family being turned away from the new drive-in movie theater in Owensboro because they were black. Merlene

 

McMurry tells how is father and grandfather were lawyers and his father was County Judge Executive of McCracken County. He

 

McMurry recalls childhood in Paducah, Kentucky and the profound effect of the assinations of Dr. King and John F. Kennedy

 

McMurry tells how is father was struck by Polio as a teenager, how his father’s twin brother was killed in

 

Davis recalls the story of having a door closed in her face by a white man when she was a

 

McMurry relates family dinners and conversation; his mother’s story of being born out of wedlock; and his a little about

 

Davis credits her fifth grade teacher Olive Bopp with guiding her into writing. Merlene Davis graduated from the University of

 

Watts is moved to teach on the Northwest Side of as part of the desegregation of the teachers Chicago Public

 

Watts moved from teaching into Head Start. Beverly Watts is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Human Rights.

 

Watts decided to go to Chicago when Carbondale closed rather than returning to Nashville. She became a teacher. Beverly Watts

 

Watts recalls how lighter skin was judged to be more desireable within the black community itself. Beverly Watts is the

 

Watts described her idyllic childhood and education. Beverly Watts is the Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Human Rights.

 

Watts remarks about the ballot stuffing that went on in her precinct, as discussed in Squires’ book “Secrets of the

 

Watts says “we were poor folk, but we didn’t know that. My Mother made clothes for us, so we always

 

Watts recalls her childhood in Hopewell, Tennessee reflecting on her “rainbow family” and segregated schools. Beverly Watts is the Executive

 

Anderson recalls an early childhood memory in Oklahoma where he witnessed African Americans displaced by floods in their low-lying neighborhood

 

Cunningham describes becoming active in the youth council at age 14. Raoul Cunningham was born in 1943 and began working

 

Delahanty discusses how her marriage thrived on shared values regarding race relations. How Judge Delahanty (her husband) was reprimanded for

 

Delahanty describes the household she grew up in in Rockford, IL. Dolores Delahanty is a social activist and political leader

 

Cunningham talks about his mother forbidding him to go to Alabama (his family was from there) after Emmett Till was

 

Cunningham talks about the involvement and support of the church during the movement. Raoul Cunningham was born in 1943 and

 

Dolores Delahanty talks about going to Rockford College, a Women’s College in Rockford, IL and joining the National Student Association.

 

Georgia Powers talks about setting her house on fire when she was 2 years old. Georgia Davis Powers was born

 

Georgia Powers recalls an experience her father had with job discrimination. Georgia Davis Powers was born in Springfield, Kentucky in

 

Georgia Powers recalls surviving a Tornado in Springfield KY with her family. Georgia Davis Powers was born in Springfield, Kentucky

 

Georgia Powers reflects on her work life before joining politics and her eagerness to work. Georgia Davis Powers was born

 

Georgia Powers discusses experiencing discrimination at a restaurant job and getting her driver’s license. Georgia Davis Powers was born in

 

Georgia Powers speaks about her childhood, her parents and gender roles that were taught to her growing up. Georgia Davis

 

Georgia Powers talks about her early mentors, her neighbors on Grand Street in Louisville and an early experience with segregation.

 

John Johnson talks about working in a factory in Franklin KY as a custodian. John Johnson was born in Franklin,

 

John Johnson talks about the importance of school and church in an African American community. John Johnson was born in

 

Peeples talks about his childhood, being the son of a coal miner, and childhood activities like swimming, fishing and hunting.

 

Peeples talks about looking up to his teachers and how he loved them and how they came from the most

 

Peeples talks about his neighbors and the town he grew up in, growing up in a family of nine kids

 

Peeples talks about the town he grew up in. Childhood games. Improvising. P.G. Peeples began his career at the Urban

 

Peeples talks about how much he appreciates his teachers and the sacrifices they made. P.G. Peeples began his career at

 

Peeples talks about how as a kid, African American teenagers would go live with relatives in the north during the

 

Peeples talks about his siblings and their nicknames. P.G. Peeples began his career at the Urban League of Lexington soon

 

Suzy Post’s parents were first generation American Jews whose job it was to “assimilate, assimilate, assimilate” which she processes as

 

Suzy Post recalls what it was like being born in the Depression, how terrified she was by World War II

 

Suzy Post learns about racism at age 7 when her Mom washes her mouth out with soap. She quickly notices

 

Mattie Jones talks about holidays and celebrations in a segregated community. Mattie Jones is a civil rights activist in Louisville,

 

Mattie Jones and her mother encounter discrimination at local dining establishments and stores. Mattie Jones is a civil rights activist

 

Mattie Jones’ mother teaches her to not act aggressively towards white people. Mattie Jones is a civil rights activist in

 

Mattie Jones discusses her parent’s occupations and the importance of hard work. Mattie Jones is a civil rights activist in

 

Mattie Jones’ mother teaches her to respect and value herself. Mattie Jones is a civil rights activist in Louisville, Kentucky.