Interview with Elizabeth R. Harris, July 15, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ms. Harris recalls her family history, Native American and African American ancestors, her parents' education and their tradition of land ownership, and her educational background in Fayette and Bourbon counties. She examines the role of the African American church within the community and the family, and the community supervision of children. She recounts her employment history and discusses the employment opportunities available for African Americans in mid-twentieth century Lexington. Ms. Harris talks about racially mixed neighborhoods, her opposition to integration, and the effects of the civil rights movement upon the African American community.

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1986oh231_kh359

Interviewee Name

Elizabeth R. Harris

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1986-07-15

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Harris, Elizabeth R. Interview by Emily Parker. 15 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Harris, E.R. (1986, July 15). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Harris, Elizabeth R., interview by Emily Parker. July 15, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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