Interview with Wilhelmina Hunter, August 12, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The wife of Dr. Bush Hunter, Mrs. Hunter recalls her childhood in Boston as the only African American student in elementary, high school and business school. She discusses her interest in becoming a professional working woman, her experiences in Washington, D.C. during the "Roaring 20's", and her marriage to Dr. Bush Hunter. Mrs. Hunter comments upon the attitudes of African Americans and the conditions faced in Lexington from 1926-1986. She remembers the lack of public accommodations available for African American entertainers Duke Ellington and Marion Anderson, the social activities in Lexington, and the prejudice practiced at Kaufman's Department Store. She discusses her view of racism and the role of the African American church in Lexington.

Interview Accession

1986oh227_kh355

Interviewee Name

Wilhelmina Hunter

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-08-12

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Hunter, Wilhelmina Interview by Ann Grundy. 12 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hunter, W. (1986, August 12). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hunter, Wilhelmina, interview by Ann Grundy. August 12, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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