Interview with Lisa A. Brown, June 28, 2006

Project: University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project

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Lisa Brown attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate from 1986 to 1990 and as a graduate student from 1991 to 1995. In this interview she discusses her family background and childhood in Lexington, Kentucky. She talks about her early education, participation in extracurricular activities, and the importance of religion in her life. She talks about her parents' expectation that she would attend college and their desire for her to attend the University of Kentucky.

Brown talks about her involvement in the creation of the Student Motivational And Recruitment Team (S.M.A.R.T.) at UK, which mentored at-risk students. She talks about talking directly to UK President David Roselle about funding and support for the group. She talks about her mentors and support system at the university, and how they affected her attitude as a role model. She talks about race relations at UK and in Lexington, telling several personal anecdotes about specific incidents of discrimination. She discusses the differences between historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly white institutions, and talks about the college experience for African American students. Brown talks about her involvement in campus activities, community service, and the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Interview Accession

2006oh094_af720

Interviewee Name

Lisa A. Brown

Interviewer Name

Erica N. Johnson

Interview Date

2006-06-28

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Brown, Lisa A. Interview by Erica N. Johnson. 28 Jun. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, L.A. (2006, June 28). Interview by E. N. Johnson. University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, Lisa A., interview by Erica N. Johnson. June 28, 2006, University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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