Interview with Sadie Brown, July 30, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ms. Brown reminisces about her family history, her father's career as head waiter at the Capitol Hotel, and her educational background. She remembers living next door to Kentucky State University, the "Craw" section of Frankfort, and conditions faced by African Americans in Lexington during the 1920's. She talks about the African American businesses on Short Street and Broadway in Lexington, the Colored City Park Board, the Chandler School, and the Colored Fair. She recalls her husband's (Earl B. Brown) upholstery business, reaction of the African American community to the civil rights movement, and the bombing of Zirl Palmer's drugstore. She discusses Deweese Street, the Lyric Theater, and the African American entertainers who performed in Lexington.

Interview Accession

1986oh215_kh344

Interviewee Name

Sadie Brown

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-07-30

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Brown, Sadie Interview by Ann Grundy. 30 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, S. (1986, July 30). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, Sadie, interview by Ann Grundy. July 30, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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