Interview with Louie B. Nunn, December 2, 1980

Project: University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

On May 5, 1970, when the University of Kentucky ROTC building was burned, Louie B. Nunn was serving as Kentucky?s state governor. In this interview, he discusses his perceptions of the general socio-political climate at the time of the University of Kentucky student protests, how important events such as the invasion of Cambodia and the Kent State killings impacted this climate, and his general thoughts on the Vietnam War and anti-war activists. Nunn also reviews his actions as governor on the day of the burning, and, in particular, his decision to enforce a 7:00 PM curfew on the University of Kentucky?s campus and bring in the National Guard after activists failed to heed then University of Kentucky President Otis Singletary?s 5:00 PM curfew mandate.

Interview Accession

1980oh202_af118

Interviewee Name

Louie B. Nunn

Interviewer Name

Mitchell Hall

Interview Date

1980-12-02

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Nunn, Louie B. Interview by Mitchell Hall. 02 Dec. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Nunn, L.B. (1980, December 02). Interview by M. Hall. University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Nunn, Louie B., interview by Mitchell Hall. December 02, 1980, University of Kentucky: 1970 Student Protests Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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