Interview with Ben Story, Jr., June 27, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The first realtor to sell a house to an African American in a white neighborhood, Mr. Story discusses O. M. Travis' attempt to become the first African American realtor in Lexington. He also talks about Dr. Scott's purchase of the house in 1966 and its effect on him and his family. Open housing in Lexington in the 1970s is also recalled.

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1978oh083_kh049

Interviewee Name

Ben Story, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Marguerite Ruttle

Interview Date

1978-06-27

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Story, Ben, Jr. Interview by Marguerite Ruttle. 27 Jun. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Story, B., Jr. (1978, June 27). Interview by M. Ruttle. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Story, Ben, Jr., interview by Marguerite Ruttle. June 27, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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