Interview with Fred Joseph, February 3, 2017

Project: Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project

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Fred Joseph discusses in great detail his family history and genealogy. He talks about their immigration to America from various places in Germany. He describes their history once they arrived in America, including their many accomplishments, specifically in the field of architecture. He discusses his childhood growing up in a Baptist community in Louisville, Kentucky. He talks about his family's Jewish traditions, his parents' involvement in the Jewish community, and his experiences with anti-Semitism. He discusses his inspiration for his work in the field of civil rights, which led to his work with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and other forms of activism. He discusses his education at Wesleyan University and University of Michigan Law School before his career with the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) and as civil rights counsel for the House Judiciary. He discusses the integration of Jefferson County public schools and litigating a case for the ACLU in Louisville.

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2017oh035_jk044

Interviewee Name

Fred Joseph

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Carol Ely

Interview Date

2017-02-03

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Joseph, Fred Interview by Carol Ely. 03 Feb. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Joseph, F. (2017, February 03). Interview by C. Ely. Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Joseph, Fred, interview by Carol Ely. February 03, 2017, Jewish Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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