Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, May 2, 1979

Project: Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson

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Johnson begins the interview with a discussion of a centennial report written up about his hometown in Maury County, and how it omits the contributions of African Americans. He then gives an account of his experiences with police brutality in the early 1900s, and the psychological effects that this fear has on African Americans. He then talks about the social clubs and gatherings of African Americans in the 1920s and '30s, especially in Louisville. He also talks about colorism in African American society, and the different experiences of light and dark skinned African Americans.

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Interviewee Name

Lyman T. Johnson

Interviewer Name

Wade Hall

Interview Date

1979-05-02

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Johnson, Lyman T. Interview by Wade Hall. 02 May. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, L.T. (1979, May 02). Interview by W. Hall. Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Lyman T., interview by Wade Hall. May 02, 1979, Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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