Interview with Paul Oberst, August 22, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Dr. Oberst, a professor at the University of Kentucky Law School, received his law degree from U.K. in 1939. Following a stint in the United States Navy, Dr. Oberst accepted the position at U.K. in 1946. He recalls the John Hatch and Lyman Johnson court case which integrated the Graduate and Law Schools at U.K. in 1949, and the reaction of the faculty and students to Mr. Hatch. Dr. Oberst also recounts his involvement with such civil rights organizations at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Human Rights Commission, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Lexington Committee on Religion and Human Rights. He discusses the University of Kentucky's recruitment of African American faculty and students, and open housing.

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1978oh136_kh096

Interviewee Name

Paul Oberst

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-08-22

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Oberst, Paul Interview by Edward Owens. 22 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Oberst, P. (1978, August 22). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Oberst, Paul, interview by Edward Owens. August 22, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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