Interview with Gloster M. Smith, July 17, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Reverend Smith graduated from Dunbar High School, Kentucky State College and Virginia Union University, and is the pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church. He talks about his father's ministerial career as well as his own. The role of the African American church during World War II and the civil rights struggle is recalled, as are the effects of the marches and sit-ins. The lack of interaction with white churches, the integration of the schools, and the influence of the African American churches within the business community are also featured.

Interview Accession

1978oh108_kh070

Interviewee Name

Gloster M. Smith

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-07-17

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Smith, Gloster M. Interview by Edward Owens. 17 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, G.M. (1978, July 17). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Gloster M., interview by Edward Owens. July 17, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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