Interview with Dorothy Harris, October 24, 1991

Project: Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Dorothy Harris discusses her husband, Gus Harris, in this interview. Portland Childhood Of Gus Harris, Harris Family Work History, Gus Harris' history after beginning work at age 13, residential history in Portland, Kentucky, education through eighth grade, recreation in boyhood and young manhood, widowed mother's work history, Gus Harris born in Portland in 1909 as one of seven children in an African-American family, affiliation with St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, cohesiveness of Portland and Lythe Street community, meeting with future wife at "rent supper", advantages of 1920s and 1930s (knowing how to have fun and community support), downtown Louisville stores entertainment for African-Americans during segregation.

Interview Accession

1991oh397_cik009

Interviewee Name

Dorothy Harris

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Interview Date

1991-10-24

Interview Keyword

Childhood family life

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Harris, Dorothy Interview by Louise Chawla. 24 Oct. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Harris, D. (1991, October 24). Interview by L. Chawla. Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Harris, Dorothy, interview by Louise Chawla. October 24, 1991, Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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