Interview with Horace K. Smith, June 14, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Born in Georgetown, Kentucky, Reverend Smith came to Lexington in 1932. His father was a Baptist minister at Shiloh Baptist Church and Reverend Smith graduated from Dunbar High School, Tuskegee University, and Prairie View A&M. Smith became the minister of Pilgrim Baptist Church in 1949. He discusses the role of the African American church during the Depression and World War II, and the role of the church in the African American community during the 1970s. Smith talks about getting service for African Americans at the Phoenix Hotel, Walgreens, and H.L. Greens, and about organizing civil rights boycotts of segregated businesses.

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1978oh075_kh041

Interviewee Name

Horace K. Smith

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-06-14

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Smith, Horace K. Interview by Edward Owens. 14 Jun. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Smith, H.K. (1978, June 14). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Smith, Horace K., interview by Edward Owens. June 14, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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