Interview with G. William Nickens, August 11, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Mr. Nickens recalls his family history, educational background and attendance at Wilberforce College. He discourses on discrimination encountered by African Americans in Decatur, Illinois, employment opportunities for African Americans at the turn of the century, and living conditions for African Americans both in Detroit and in Lexington. Mr. Nickens reminisces about his experiences in New York City from 1916-1920, and recounts his career in the insurance industry.

Interview Accession

1986oh224_kh352

Interviewee Name

G. William Nickens

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-08-11

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Nickens, G. William Interview by Ann Grundy. 11 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Nickens, G.W. (1986, August 11). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Nickens, G. William, interview by Ann Grundy. August 11, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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