Interview with Oneth M. Travis, August 11, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mr. Travis grew up in Wayne County, Kentucky, graduating from the Lincoln Institute and Wilberforce University in Xenia, Ohio. He recalls African American involvement in Lexington politics beginning in the 1940s. Also mentioned is the formation of the Citizens for Good Government organization; the presence of African American political candidates and white support for them; the relationships between African American officials and city hall; African American voters; and his 1964 race for the state legislature.

Interview Accession

1978oh124_kh084

Interviewee Name

Oneth M. Travis

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-08-11

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Travis, Oneth M. Interview by Edward Owens. 11 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Travis, O.M. (1978, August 11). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Travis, Oneth M., interview by Edward Owens. August 11, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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