Interview with Simpson Brown, August 20, 1985

Project: Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Simpson Brown relates his life growing up in Corydon near Henderson (Ky.). Brown's grandparents were slaves, and his father's side of the family was mostly conceived from rape by his grandmother's owners. He knew and played baseball with A.B. "Happy" Chandler as a child. Throughout his life, he worked as a coal miner, for the WPA, and on the school board. He was an advocate for integrated schools, was a member of the African American lodges in Henderson, and was a member of the coal miners union.

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1985oh195_bk008

Interviewee Name

Simpson Brown

Interviewer Name

George C. Wright

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1985-08-20

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Brown, Simpson Interview by George C. Wright. 20 Aug. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, S. (1985, August 20). Interview by G. C. Wright. Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brown, Simpson, interview by George C. Wright. August 20, 1985, Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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