Interview with Carridder Jones,

Project: Morgan C. Atkinson Documentary Interviews: Louisville, Kentucky

Interview Summary

This April 2017 interview with Carridder Jones was conducted at a rehab center in Louisville where she was convalescing from a stroke. She discusses her family history, her artistry, and the steep hill she climbed to attain her life of accomplishment and wholeness.

Carridder Jones was born in South Carolina and lived in Indiana before moving to Kentucky. A playwright and historian, Jones's research has included African American communities in Kentucky, especially the black hamlets in Lexington and Louisville. Her play, "Black Hamlets in the Kentucky Bluegrass," was a finalist in the New York Drama League's New Works Project in 2002. Another of her plays, "The Mark of Cain," was chosen by the University of Louisville's African-American theater program for the Second Annual Juneteenth Festival of New Works. She has presented her research at conferences, programs, workshops, and as productions. She is the co-founder and Director of Women Who Write. In 2006, Jones received the Sallie Bingham Award. She is author of the 2009 book A Backward Glance. For more see "Free Black Hamlets," Courier Journal (Louisville) News, 04/19/04; and "Filmmakers hope to save Bluegrass freetowns." Jones died in 2020.

Interview Accession

2021oh0978_mcalk0005

Interviewee Name

Carridder Jones

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Robin Harris

Interview Partial Date

April 2017

Interview LC Subject

Louisville (Ky.)

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Jones, Carridder Interview by Morgan C. Atkinson. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Jones, C. (n.d.). Interview by M. C. Atkinson. Morgan C. Atkinson Documentary Interviews: Louisville, Kentucky. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Jones, Carridder, interview by Morgan C. Atkinson. (n.d.), Morgan C. Atkinson Documentary Interviews: Louisville, Kentucky, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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