Interview with Mary Tachau, Eric Tachau, November 11, 1989
Project: Anne Braden Oral History Project
Interview SummaryEric Tachau was vice president of the Louisville Fire and Marine Company who in 1954 he insured a house in a white neighborhood, Shively, for an African American couple, Andrew and Charlotte Wade, that was soon after bombed. In this interview, Eric Tachau discusses his motivation for insuring the house and gives reasons for the bombing that are not related to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. He also speaks about how the community labeled Anne and Carl Braden as communists after the Wade incident. Mary K. Tachau was a history professor at University of Louisville and she discusses being on the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union board, school desegregation, and Anne Braden's views about school desegregation in Jefferson County.
Interview LC SubjectAfrican Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Civil rights movements--United States Civil rights workers Civil rights--Kentucky Discrimination in housing Louisville (Ky.) Racism School integration--United States Segregation Segregation in education--United States Tachau, Eric, 1924-2002--Interviews Tachau, Mary K. Bonsteel, 1926-1990 Wade, Andrew, IV
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Tachau, Mary Interview by Catherine Fosl. 11 Nov. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Tachau, M. (1989, November 11). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Tachau, Mary, interview by Catherine Fosl. November 11, 1989, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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