Interview with Harry N. Sykes, September 28, 2004

Project: Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Harry N. Sykes, who was a very good student of math, gives a broad overview of his family life, the move up north from Mississippi, and his education and basketball scholarship at Kentucky State University. He also talks about his basketball playing career and the transition from ball player to success as a coach and educator. He gives some detail of his business venture with the bowling alley for African Americans, and the move from business to politics and human rights activism.

Interview Accession

2004oh135_ks248

Interviewee Name

Harry N. Sykes

Interviewer Name

Will Jones

Interview Date

2004-09-28

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Sykes, Harry N. Interview by Will Jones. 28 Sep. 2004. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Sykes, H.N. (2004, September 28). Interview by W. Jones. Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Sykes, Harry N., interview by Will Jones. September 28, 2004, Kentucky Sports: African American Athletes Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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