Interview with Ann Hunter, March 12, 1987

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ann Hunter discusses her family history, including her ancestors who were slaves. She discusses growing up in Illinois and describes the relationships between Blacks, Irish, and Italians in her neighborhood. She talks about her education, segregation in schools, and her experiences as the only Black student in her classes at the University of Illinois.

Hunter tells a story about posing as a White woman on a train, and talks about what happened when it was discovered that she was Black. She discusses her experiences working at Kentucky State University as the Dean of Women, describing the school's facilities, the president of the college Rufus Atwood, and how the school changed over time.

Hunter talks about working for the U.S. Army and the USO Board during World War II. She talks about working at an internment camp for Japanese American citizens during the war. She discusses her experiences with discrimination at the Veterans Administration.

Hunter discusses her two marriages, and her current life and retirement. She talks about how she came to write a book on the history of Kentucky State University.

Interview Accession

1987oh078_kh409

Interviewee Name

Ann Hunter

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1987-03-12

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Hunter, Ann Interview by Emily Parker. 12 Mar. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hunter, A. (1987, March 12). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hunter, Ann, interview by Emily Parker. March 12, 1987, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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