Interview with Helen Smith, September 12, 1988

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Helen Smith discusses her family background, including her Native American heritage, and her great grandmother who was a slave. She talks about her parents' educations and occupations. She talks about her grandmother's work as a midwife in Danville, Kentucky.

Smith talks about her experiences living in a mixed community, and discusses race relations in Danville and Maysville, Kentucky. She talks about changes in the church, schools, and the community since her childhood. She talks about her own education and career, specifically her work raising children as a baby nurse. She discusses whether the Black community is better off since the civil rights movement.

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1988oh163_kh456

Interviewee Name

Helen Smith

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1988-09-12

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Smith, Helen Interview by Emily Parker. 12 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, H. (1988, September 12). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Helen, interview by Emily Parker. September 12, 1988, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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