Interview with Anna McCann, July 24, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ms. McCann recounts her family history and educational background and reminisces about her experiences attending segregated schools (Patterson Elementary during the 1920's and Dunbar High School in the 1930's) including school activities. She especially mentions Patterson Principal Fannie White, who fought for years to have the school moved away from the railroad tracks, and Dunbar Principal William H. Fouse. She recalls the role of African American churches in the community, Lexington's Colored Fair, African American entertainers who performed on Deweese Street, and the indignity of home visits by public health nurses espousing family planning.

Interview Accession

1986oh205_kh334

Interviewee Name

Anna McCann

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-07-24

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McCann, Anna Interview by Ann Grundy. 24 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McCann, A. (1986, July 24). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McCann, Anna, interview by Ann Grundy. July 24, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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