Interview with Sanford T. Roach, July 7, 1987

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Sanford T. Roach was the first African American board member of the University of Kentucky Athletic Association. In this interview he discusses the establishment of the Office of Minority Affairs at UK, his appointment to the athletics board, and the relationship between the Black community and UK in the 1960s. He talks about the poor image of UK within the Black community due to the continued segregation of sports teams. He talks about obtaining tickets for African Americans to watch UK basketball games at Memorial Coliseum. He talks about the creation of scholarships for minority students at UK.

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1987oh107_af308

Interviewee Name

Sanford T. Roach

Interviewer Name

Doris Weathers

Interview Date

1987-07-07

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Roach, Sanford T. Interview by Doris Weathers. 07 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Roach, S.T. (1987, July 07). Interview by D. Weathers. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Roach, Sanford T., interview by Doris Weathers. July 07, 1987, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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