Interview with Chester Grundy, May 28, 2015

Project: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

Interview Summary

University of Kentucky administrator Chester Grundy, after discussing his induction into the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame, discusses his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. He discusses his education in segregated and integrated schools, as well as segregation outside of school. He describes his education at the University of Kentucky, where he became an activist for better conditions for black students, and abandoned his aspirations to a military career. He discusses his career, which has been primarily in promoting cultural education at the University of Kentucky, partly through organizing events such as a highly successful series of jazz concerts. He tells of his being laid off in 2012 and his subsequent return to the university, and finally he discusses his family, and the continuing problems of race relations in the United States.

Interview Accession

2015oh242_kcrhf019

Interviewee Name

Chester Grundy

Interviewer Name

Betty Baye`

Interview Date

2015-05-28

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Grundy, Chester Interview by Betty Baye`. 28 May. 2015. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Grundy, C. (2015, May 28). Interview by B. Baye`. Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Grundy, Chester, interview by Betty Baye`. May 28, 2015, Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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