Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, May 22, 1979

Project: Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson

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Johnson begins by talking about his problems with how history is taught in schools. He then talks about the problems facing African Americans after the Civil Rights Movement, including high drop out and unemployment rates, and the reasons behind this. Johnson then talks about the history of immigration in this country, and how America interacts with the rest of the world. He talks about the history of African American dialects within the United States, and class and racial divides that he witnessed growing up in rural Tennessee. He then gives an overview of his family's political views, and the ways in which African Americans were kept from voting before the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act. Johnson continues by talking about his views on contemporary politics. He then gives his thoughts on slavery, and a history of the economics of slavery. Then, he talks about examples of wage inequality that he has experienced throughout his life.

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2019oh1559_whlj0016

Interviewee Name

Lyman T. Johnson

Interviewer Name

Wade Hall

Interview Date

1979-05-22

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Johnson, Lyman T. Interview by Wade Hall. 22 May. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, L.T. (1979, May 22). Interview by W. Hall. Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Lyman T., interview by Wade Hall. May 22, 1979, Wade Hall Papers (2009ms131): Interviews with Lyman T. Johnson, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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