Interview with Lauren Reynolds, June 9, 2006

Project: University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Lauren Reynolds attended the University of Kentucky from 1998-2005. In this interview she discusses her family background and her childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. She talks about her early education, extracurricular activities, and her relationships with white and Black classmates. She talks about her family life, church involvement, and her parents' focus on community service. She talks about her decision to attend UK, and discusses the negative feedback she received from people who had attended UK about their experiences at the university. She talks about her initial experiences at UK, including freshman orientation and her overwhelming first day. She talks about student organizations she joined, as well as her involvement with community service in Lexington. She discusses race relations in Lexington, telling a story about receiving stares while shopping with a white friend. She talks about the lack of support from UK administrators and faculty for Black students and organizations. She talks about specific instances of discrimination she faced at UK. She discusses her mentors and support system.

Interview Accession

2006oh088_af714

Interviewee Name

Lauren Reynolds

Interviewer Name

Erica N. Johnson

Interview Date

2006-06-09

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Reynolds, Lauren Interview by Erica N. Johnson. 09 Jun. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Reynolds, L. (2006, June 09). Interview by E. N. Johnson. University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Reynolds, Lauren, interview by Erica N. Johnson. June 09, 2006, University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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