Interview with Timothy C. Scully, August 17, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in law enforcement (1976), Assistant Chief Scully also attended St. Paul Elementary School and was a 1955 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School. Joining the Lexington police force in 1958, Chief Scully recalls his advancement through the ranks, his official responsibilities as assistant chief of police, and his experiences growing up in segregated neighborhoods. He also discusses prejudice and race relations within the police department, and the effects of affirmative action on the force. Chief Scully reminisces about the boycotts, sit-ins, and other acts of civil disobedience taken during the civil rights movement in Lexington and how the movement effected the community. He talks about Harry Sykes, racial problems in Lexington in 1968, and busing.

Interview Accession

1978oh129_kh089

Interviewee Name

Timothy C. Scully

Interviewer Name

Anthony Wright

Interview Date

1978-08-17

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Scully, Timothy C. Interview by Anthony Wright. 17 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Scully, T.C. (1978, August 17). Interview by A. Wright. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Scully, Timothy C., interview by Anthony Wright. August 17, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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