Interview with Ronald Berry, June 27, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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The Director of Micro City Government and a graduate of Dunbar High School, Mr. Berry comments upon his educational background, his experience in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) as a 15 year old, and his early recognition of segregation within the school system. He reminisces about the fight for integration of Lexington's stores, lunch counters, buses and theaters, and recalls the abuse which the demonstrators suffered. He discusses the use of Black Power during the civil rights movement, discrimination in the 1970s, and the development of Micro City Government.

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1978oh093_kh055

Interviewee Name

Ronald Berry

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-06-27

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Berry, Ronald Interview by Edward Owens. 27 Jun. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Berry, R. (1978, June 27). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Berry, Ronald, interview by Edward Owens. June 27, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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