Interview with Laura Wendell Moore, September 5, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The daughter of Dr. Thomas P. Wendell discusses her father's education at Fisk University and Meharry, his practice at Lexington hospitals, and the community organizations to which he belonged. She recalls her mother's religious background, family history and socio-economic background, and the importance of "bloodlines" in Kentucky. Mrs. Moore stresses the importance of IBM to Lexington, the change in employment opportunities for African Americans during her lifetime, and the effect of the civil rights movement in Lexington. She delineates the differences between the quality of white and African American teachers, and gives an account of her political views and activities.

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1986oh235_kh363

Interviewee Name

Laura Wendell Moore

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1986-09-05

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Moore, Laura Wendell Interview by Emily Parker. 05 Sep. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Moore, L.W. (1986, September 05). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Moore, Laura Wendell, interview by Emily Parker. September 05, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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