Interview with Alvin M. Seals, January 28, 1983

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A member of the Fayette County Board of Education, Mr. Seals graduated from Douglas High School and Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his master's degree in sociology from the University of Kentucky in 1963 and worked at Southern University in Baton Rouge for four years. Mr. Seals returned to
Kentucky in 1968 to work for the Community Action Program and has since taught at Kentucky State University. He was involved with the NAACP in Little Rock and Lexington during the civil rights movement and recalls these experiences. The political involvement of African Americans in Lexington since 1940 are discussed, along with the assistance offered to the African American community by some white politicians. He recalls his experiences with the Board of Education and the role he played within that organization and the treatment received by African American students within the schools.

Interview Accession

1983oh008_kh209

Interviewee Name

Alvin M. Seals

Interviewer Name

Gerald Smith

Interview Date

1983-01-28

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Seals, Alvin M. Interview by Gerald Smith. 28 Jan. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Seals, A.M. (1983, January 28). Interview by G. Smith. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Seals, Alvin M., interview by Gerald Smith. January 28, 1983, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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