Interview with Wilfred Taylor Seals, June 18, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mr. Seals recalls his early educational experiences and laments the segregation which kept him from attending a college in Lexington. He was forced to go to the University of Cincinnati. Teaching at Lincoln Institute for years and at Russell School where he would later become principal, Seals recalls his early teaching experiences and the overall conditions of African American schools. The differences between African American and white teachers are reiterated as are the inequalities of the respective class sizes and pay scales of segregated schools. The role of African American teachers in the community is also discussed.

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1978oh077_kh043

Interviewee Name

Wilfred Taylor Seals

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-06-18

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Seals, Wilfred Taylor Interview by Edward Owens. 18 Jun. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Seals, W.T. (1978, June 18). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Seals, Wilfred Taylor, interview by Edward Owens. June 18, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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