Interview with Michelle Gerbracht Embree, April 6, 2016

Project: Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science Students Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Michelle Gerbracht-Embree was raised in both urban and rural Appalachian regions, near or below the poverty line. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in many locations, though most frequently in the urban setting of Cleveland and the rural setting of Williamsburg, Kentucky. She and her brother lived with their mother, constantly moving from one apartment to the next. Her parents divorced when she was a young child and her father left the family. While attending high school in Williamsburg, Michelle began to determine her worldview and has since labelled herself as agnostic. Her beliefs were difficult to face considering that she was living in the Bible Belt and her mother was a member of the Pentecostal denomination. Her unorthodox views as compared to the culture in which she lived and her socio-economic climb out of poverty are evident throughout this interview. She discusses her childhood, high school friends, her relationship with her mother, and the struggles that she faced separating herself from her past.

Interview Accession

2017oh575_sp048

Interviewee Name

Michelle Gerbracht Embree

Interviewer Name

Luke C. Davidson

Interview Date

2016-04-06

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Embree, Michelle Gerbracht Interview by Luke C. Davidson. 06 Apr. 2016. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Embree, M.G. (2016, April 06). Interview by L. C. Davidson. Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science Students Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Embree, Michelle Gerbracht, interview by Luke C. Davidson. April 06, 2016, Student Projects: LIS 642: Library and Information Science Students Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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