Interview with Clara Wendell Stitt, Laura Wendell Moore, November 8, 1982

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mrs. Moore graduated from Russell High School, and Mrs. Stitt from Dunbar High School, Fisk University and Columbia where she received her master's degree. The women discuss their father, Dr. T. T. Wendell, his involvement in the civil rights movement, the NAACP of the 1940's, and race relations within the African American community during the 1940's and 1950's. They remark upon urban renewal in the east end of Lexington, integration of the police department, African American physicians and other leaders. The existence of African American social and professional clubs and organizations is discussed, as is the role of schools within the community before and after segregation, including the closing of Dunbar High School.

Interview Accession

1982oh154_kh205

Interviewee Name

Clara Wendell Stitt

Laura Wendell Moore

Interviewer Name

Gerald Smith

Interview Date

1982-11-08

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Stitt, Clara Wendell Interview by Gerald Smith. 08 Nov. 1982. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Stitt, C.W. (1982, November 08). Interview by G. Smith. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Stitt, Clara Wendell, interview by Gerald Smith. November 08, 1982, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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