Interview with Steve Parker, September 27, 2004

Project: Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Steve Parker talks about his life in Paris, Kentucky, and playing sports, before going off to college to play football at the University of Kentucky, and becoming the first African American football coach at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. He talks about the challenges and good times as both an African American athlete and as a coach, and how he left coaching to become a university professor at UK.

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2004oh176_ks252

Interviewee Name

Steve Parker

Interviewer Name

Will Jones

Interview Date

2004-09-27

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Parker, Steve Interview by Will Jones. 27 Sep. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Parker, S. (2004, September 27). Interview by W. Jones. Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Parker, Steve, interview by Will Jones. September 27, 2004, Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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