Interview with Joseph K. Hobbs, July 12, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The Director of Cunningham Funeral Home, Mr. Hobbs previously owned a funeral home in Versailles for 23 years and became a mortician in 1937 when funerals took place in the home. This practice arose from an unwritten agreement between white and African American funeral homes due to discrimination. Mr. Hobbs discusses the problems still faced by African American funeral homes.

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1978oh101_kh063

Interviewee Name

Joseph K. Hobbs

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-07-12

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Hobbs, Joseph K. Interview by Edward Owens. 12 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hobbs, J.K. (1978, July 12). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hobbs, Joseph K., interview by Edward Owens. July 12, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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