Interview with James W. McCann, July 24, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mr. McCann recalls the McCann family history, his hometown, and educational background. He recounts the experiences of African Americans working on the Madden horse farm, living in the Aspendale Projects, and discrimination on Lexington's transportation system. He discusses Shiloh Baptist Church, entertainment available during the 1920's, and the career of his son, Leslie McCann, a jazz musician. He remarks upon his sons' involvement in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), sit-ins, racial violence, and the African American community's reaction to the attempted integration of the University of Kentucky by Lyman Johnson.

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1986oh207_kh336

Interviewee Name

James W. McCann

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-07-24

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McCann, James W. Interview by Ann Grundy. 24 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McCann, J.W. (1986, July 24). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McCann, James W., interview by Ann Grundy. July 24, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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