Interview with D. Council Noble, July 25, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Raised in Oklahoma, Mr. Noble was a school superintendent with the school system from 1931-1954. He graduated from Fisk University and was athletically involved, at one point competing against Jesse Owens. Mr. Noble reminisces about his childhood, Noble family history, and the discovery that his maternal grandfather was Irish. He talks about choosing to attend Fisk, the Tuskegee Institute, and an incident which took place at Fisk at a white sorority house in 1926. He discusses the discrimination he faced in the South as an athlete, and recalls Mary McLeod Bethune. Mr. Noble remarks about the conditions African Americans faced daily in 1955 Lexington, Deweese and Corral Street areas, the Ben Ali Theater, Reverend H. H. Greene, the east side of Lexington in the 1980's, the role of the church within the African American community, and employment opportunities in Lexington for African American citizens.

Interview Accession

1986oh211_kh340

Interviewee Name

D. Council Noble

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-07-25

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Noble, D. Council Interview by Ann Grundy. 25 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Noble, D.C. (1986, July 25). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Noble, D. Council, interview by Ann Grundy. July 25, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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