Interview with Sue Anne Salmon, December 1, 1978

Project: University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project

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In this interview, Sue Ann Salmon, who was a University of Kentucky senior journalism major at the time of the ROTC building burning, begins by speaking about her involvement with the Blue-Tail Fly, an alternative newspaper created in 1969 by student journalists disenchanted with some of the internal politics of University of Kentucky?s Kentucky Kernel. Salmon also details her experience of being falsely accused of, and arrested for, the burning of University of Kentucky?s ROTC building. She describes the experience of being interrogated by Lexington's former assistant police chief Frank Fryman, a night spent in jail, phone calls with supportive family members, working with John Y. Brown, her lawyer, the process of seeking out character witnesses, and the eventual dropping of all charges leveled against her on the basis of insufficient evidence. Other topics discussed include the general atmosphere of University of Kentucky?s campus before and after the ROTC burning, the influence of the United States Invasion of Cambodia and the Kent State killings on the Mother May I University of Kentucky campus protest, and the climate of political polarization that made an arrest such as Salmon?s possible.

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1979oh122_af100

Interviewee Name

Sue Anne Salmon

Interviewer Name

John Jason Peter

Interview Date

1978-12-01

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Salmon, Sue Anne Interview by John Jason Peter. 01 Dec. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Salmon, S.A. (1978, December 01). Interview by J. J. Peter. University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Salmon, Sue Anne, interview by John Jason Peter. December 01, 1978, University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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