Interview with David Quick, July 23, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Mr. Quick attended Constitution Elementary School, Dunbar Junior and Senior High School, and Kentucky State College. He reminisces about his early educational experiences and mentions favorite teachers. He recounts the Quick family history in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and the Jones family history in Cadentown, South Carolina. Mr. Quick talks about Deweese Street businesses during the 1930's and 1940's, the Lyric Theater and visiting entertainers on the so-called "Chitlin Circuit", and the Dixieland Dance Hall on Limestone. He reminisces about Mr. Ben Johnson's business enterprises, African American barbershops, the effects of desegregation upon African American businesses, and the available employment opportunities for African American during the 1940's and 1950's.
Mr. Quick remembers the Lexington Association Race Track, the Aspendale Victory Garden of World War II, Charles Young Park, the east side Lexington community, and the effects of segregation upon public and private transportation and facilities. He recalls the lawsuit filed to desegregate Lexington schools, the presence of African Americans on the Board of Education, and the civil rights movement of the early 1960's. The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is also discussed as are the sit-ins and the role African American ministers played within the movement.

Interview Accession

1986oh192_kh329

Interviewee Name

David Quick

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-07-23

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Quick, David Interview by Ann Grundy. 23 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Quick, D. (1986, July 23). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Quick, David, interview by Ann Grundy. July 23, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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