Beginning in 2013, the Nunn Center partnered with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission and the University of Kentucky Office of Community Engagement to celebrate the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame and record interviews with recent inductees. These incredible interviews included in the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project include powerful life stories, vivid descriptions of life under segregation, the desegregation of education and public accommodations, as well as protests and demonstrations and other forms of resistance, activism and action.
The majority of these interviews are currently indexed and available online using the Nunn Center’s innovative OHMS system for watching and searching our online interviews. Using this system, you are able to search on a topic or word such as “NAACP” and you are taken to the moment in the video interviews when that word or topic is discussed.
This Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project is a multi-year initiative and partnership that will continue with more oral history interviews in 2018, so stay tuned!