Interview with Richard Gentry, June 11, 2019

Project: University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project

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Gentry discusses his decision to attend the University of Kentucky law school during the 1960s as one of the first African American law students during the Civil Rights Era. He also describes his parents and his own background growing up in Lexington. Gentry notes his activities while a law student, such as his extra-curricular activities and active recruitment of more black law students.

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2019oh1461_ukaae0016

Interviewee Name

Richard Gentry

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Le Datta Grimes

Interview Date

2019-06-11

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Gentry, Richard Interview by Le Datta Grimes. 11 Jun. 2019. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gentry, R. (2019, June 11). Interview by L. D. Grimes. University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gentry, Richard, interview by Le Datta Grimes. June 11, 2019, University of Kentucky: The African American Experience Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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