Interview with Benjamin F. Shobe, October 18, 2013

Project: Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Judge Benjamin Shobe discusses his early life and values, his education, law practice, and judgeship. He shares his memories of his long legal career that began after attending the University of Michigan Law School, as well as his work during the Civil Rights era and some of the most memorable cases including the desegregation of public parks in Jefferson County and the Lyman T. Johnson v. University of Kentucky. Shobe also discusses his inspiration by Thurgood Marshall, his work with the NAACP, and his arbitration and mediation work after retirement in 1992.

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2013oh507_laaj001

Interviewee Name

Benjamin F. Shobe

Interviewer Name

Constance Ard

Interview Date

2013-10-18

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Shobe, Benjamin F. Interview by Constance Ard. 18 Oct. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shobe, B.F. (2013, October 18). Interview by C. Ard. Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shobe, Benjamin F., interview by Constance Ard. October 18, 2013, Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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