Interview with Horace H. Greene, August 2, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

A retired United Methodist minister, Reverend Greene graduated from Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. His first pastorship was at a church on Newtown Pike in Lexington in 1931, and in 1939 he was appointed minister at Gunn Tabernacle Church where he remained until appointed district superintendent for the Methodist Episcopal church in 1948. The first African American member of the Community Chest Board, he served as leader of the "Colored Division" for two years. Reverend Greene recalls his appointment to the Board of Education (1966-68) and the controversy surrounding the integration of Dunbar High School. He talks about how the black churches could participate in community activities and improve the lives of the locals in the area.

Interview Accession

1978oh121_kh081

Interviewee Name

Horace H. Greene

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-08-02

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Greene, Horace H. Interview by Edward Owens. 02 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Greene, H.H. (1978, August 02). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Greene, Horace H., interview by Edward Owens. August 02, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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