Interview with Frances S. Smallwood, March 9, 2004

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

At the time of this interview Frances A. Smallwood was 91 years old. She was an African American woman who served as a school nurse for the Fayette County Health Department for several decades. In this interview Mrs. Smallwood discusses nightlife in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1940s, and describes nightclubs and dance facilities that were active then. She talks about dressing up for weekend dances, and about how African American women shopped in downtown department stores for evening gowns before integration. She had a splendid collections of gowns with matching shoes, gloves, and jewelry. She talks about other aspects of her personal life as well.

Interview Accession

2016oh381_blex009

Interviewee Name

Frances S. Smallwood

Interviewer Name

Rona Roberts

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

2004-03-09

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Smallwood, Frances S. Interview by Rona Roberts. 09 Mar. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smallwood, F.S. (2004, March 09). Interview by R. Roberts. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smallwood, Frances S., interview by Rona Roberts. March 09, 2004, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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