Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, March 13, 1979

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

Interview Summary

Johnson begins the interview by describing his childhood in Tennessee, how he spent his time, and his experiences with racism in his youth. He talks specifically about the segregation in healthcare he experienced, the inequality in school facilities, and the high dropout rate among African American students. He also tells a story about a man he knew who was lynched. Johnson talks about the history of African American churches in the rural South. Johnson goes on to talk about his grandfather's experience in slavery. He ends the interview by giving his thoughts about capitalism and religion.

Interview Accession

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Interviewee Name

Lyman T. Johnson

Interviewer Name

Wade Hall

Interview Date

1979-03-13

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Johnson, Lyman T. Interview by Wade Hall. 13 Mar. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, L.T. (1979, March 13). 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. March 13, 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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