Interview with Valinda Livingston, February 9, 2009

Project: East End Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Valinda Livingston attended Dunbar Junior High and High School in Lexington, Kentucky before graduating from Kentucky State College. She was a teacher in Lexington, and then became principal of Russell Elementary School before working for the Fayette County school system. In this interview Livingston discusses her own education experiences, including the schools she attended, her favorite teachers, and overcoming her shyness. She talks about her involvement in church, and discusses how her church, Shiloh Baptist, has changed since her childhood. She talks about growing up in the East End neighborhood in Lexington, the businesses, churches, and schools there, and the relationships with her neighbors. She discusses how the neighborhood has changed over the years.

Livingston talks about her career in education, her accomplishments as principal of Russell Elementary, and the challenges she faced. She talks about the importance of black teachers as role models for black children.

Interview Accession

2009oh098_eel004

Interviewee Name

Valinda Livingston

Interviewer Name

Joan Brannon

Interview Date

2009-02-09

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Livingston, Valinda Interview by Joan Brannon. 09 Feb. 2009. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Livingston, V. (2009, February 09). Interview by J. Brannon. East End Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Livingston, Valinda, interview by Joan Brannon. February 09, 2009, East End Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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