Interview with Barbara Jackson Givens, April 25, 1990

Project: Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Barbara Givens was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky in 1947. In this interview she discusses her childhood, including detailed descriptions of her family home, neighborhood, and social activities. She talks about family relationships, childhood chores, holidays, family meals, and involvement with the church. She talks about where she attended school, first in a segregated school, and later in an integrated school due to a fire in the Black school. She talks about the conditions in the all-Black schools compared to the white schools. Givens later attended Morehead College (now called Morehead State University). She discusses race relations in Mount Sterling, Kentucky.

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1990oh088_bk022

Interviewee Name

Barbara Jackson Givens

Interviewer Name

Damon Givens

Interview Date

1990-04-25

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Givens, Barbara Jackson Interview by Damon Givens. 25 Apr. 1990. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Givens, B.J. (1990, April 25). Interview by D. Givens. Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Givens, Barbara Jackson, interview by Damon Givens. April 25, 1990, Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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