Interview with Porter G. "PG" Peeples, Sr., June 30, 1987

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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Porter G. Peeples, Sr. was the director of the Urban League of Lexington, Kentucky. In this interview he discusses his time as a student at the University of Kentucky during the 1960s. He talks about a fire that was started on campus in protest of discrimination against Black students. He talks about his experiences with racism and harassment while attending UK. He talks about the integration of athletics at UK, including the first two African American football players at the university, and the continued segregation of the basketball team under coach Adolph Rupp. He talks about also facing distrust from the Black community as a UK student. He discusses barriers to the recruitment of Black students, and discusses why some Black students today may be unaware of the discrimination they are facing.

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1987oh104_af305

Interviewee Name

Porter G. "PG" Peeples, Sr.

Interviewer Name

Doris Weathers

Interview Date

1987-06-30

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Peeples, Porter G., Sr. Interview by Doris Weathers. 30 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Peeples, P.G., Sr. (1987, June 30). Interview by D. Weathers. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Peeples, Porter G., Sr., interview by Doris Weathers. June 30, 1987, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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