Interview with Evelyn Livisay, June 19, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Evelyn Livisay was a teacher in Lexington, Kentucky during integration. In this interview she discusses the teaching conditions in all-Black schools prior to integration, and says that they had fewer supplies and lower salaries than their white counterparts. She talks about her experiences as one of the few Black teachers chosen to integrate the white schools, and says she was sent to Linlee Elementary School first as a librarian in order to acclimate the faculty and students to the change. She talks about reactions to her being in the school, and talks about how the Board of Education felt about teachers' participation in the civil rights movement.

Interview Accession

1978oh078_kh044

Interviewee Name

Evelyn Livisay

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-06-19

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Livisay, Evelyn Interview by Edward Owens. 19 Jun. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Livisay, E. (1978, June 19). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Livisay, Evelyn, interview by Edward Owens. June 19, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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