Interview with Edgar A. Wallace, July 27, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

An unsuccessful candidate for Congress, Mr. Wallace recounts his family history, his involvement in Lexington politics, and his attempts to achieve seats in Congress and on the City Council. He examines the relationships between white and African American politicians, the support received from the white community, and the job performances of African Americans elected to public office in Lexington. He recalls the publishing of an African American newspaper in Lexington with a circulation base of 3,000 and the establishment and demise of African American radio station WLAP.

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1978oh115_kh077

Interviewee Name

Edgar A. Wallace

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-07-27

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Wallace, Edgar A. Interview by Edward Owens. 27 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wallace, E.A. (1978, July 27). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wallace, Edgar A., interview by Edward Owens. July 27, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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