Interview with Karen Armstrong-Cummings, June 24, 1989

Project: Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project

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Armstrong-Cummings discusses the need for more environmental education in Kentucky and how the state can address these needs. She reflects on long term trends and changes in Kentucky state government that reflect more of a focus on environmental protections and planning. Armstrong-Cummings discusses the importance of citizens and grassroots groups, and their impact on the legislative agenda in Kentucky. She offers advice on being successful through interdisciplinary learning, a practical application of skills, communication skills, and developing a community of support. She discusses the gendered aspects of environmental activism in an attempt to balance family and activism.

Armstrong-Cummings discusses the source of her environmental commitment and her interest in environmental protection beginning in her childhood on a farm in North Carolina in a close-knit community that revolved around church and farming. She discusses the importance of Mars Hill College in her development as an environmental activist.

Interview Accession

1989oh144_env005

Interviewee Name

Karen Armstrong-Cummings

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Caroline Chadwell

Interview Date

1989-06-24

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Armstrong-Cummings, Karen Interview by Louise Chawla. 24 Jun. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Armstrong-Cummings, K. (1989, June 24). Interview by L. Chawla. Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Armstrong-Cummings, Karen, interview by Louise Chawla. June 24, 1989, Kentucky Conservationists Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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