Interview with Hershel Shrewsbury, May 13, 1987

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Hershel Shrewsbury became the executive director of the Wyoming County Community Action Program in West Virginia in the 1960s. In this interview Shrewsbury discusses how he became involved in community action and how he was elected as a county chairman, chairman of the county board, and finally executive director of the organization. He talks about the issues the group wanted to resolve and the opposition they encountered. He talks about the role of outside volunteers from the VISTA and Appalachian Volunteers programs in community organizing.

Interview Accession

1992oh351_app361

Interviewee Name

Hershel Shrewsbury

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1987-05-13

Interview Keyword

anti-poverty organizations

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Shrewsbury, Hershel Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 13 May. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shrewsbury, H. (1987, May 13). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shrewsbury, Hershel, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. May 13, 1987, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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