Interview with Alphonso Jackson, August 11, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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A Navy veteran of World War Two, Mr. Jackson reminisces about his grandparents who were former slaves, the Jackson-Dunn family reunion of 1928, and his parents. His father was a sharecropper. His mother was Amanda West Jackson. He recalls his education at Bracktown Elementary, Dunbar and Douglas High Schools, as well as teacher Margaret Stewart and his extracurricular activities. The relationships between neighbors within the community, the role of the church and the changes which have taken place, African American ministers as societal leaders, and the importance of religion to African American citizens are all commented upon by Mr. Jackson. He discusses his employment at the University of Kentucky as a custodian and the fair treatment he received. Mr. Jackson talks about his reaction to the civil rights movement and his lack of participation, his opposition to the Black Coalition, his opinion regarding Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the influence John F. Kennedy had on his life.

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1986oh241_kh368

Interviewee Name

Alphonso Jackson

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1986-08-11

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Jackson, Alphonso Interview by Emily Parker. 11 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jackson, A. (1986, August 11). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jackson, Alphonso, interview by Emily Parker. August 11, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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