Interview with Dorothy T. Pumphrey, August 8, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ms. Pumphrey attended school at Madison, Louisville Central High School, and the Municipal College. She recalls her family history, school dances, activities on Walnut Street, and her interest in the arts. She discusses teaching at Bates High School in Danville, her husband's family business in Monticello, Kentucky and coming to Lexington in 1958. The quality of education received at segregated schools, especially at Dunbar, the integration of the school system and the civil rights movement in Lexington are all remembered, as is the African American leadership within the community during this time. She talks about the All Souls Church, Ronald Berry, successful African American citizens, and compares the communities of Louisville and Lexington.

Interview Accession

1986oh218_kh347

Interviewee Name

Dorothy T. Pumphrey

Interviewer Name

Ann Grundy

Interview Date

1986-08-08

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Pumphrey, Dorothy T. Interview by Ann Grundy. 08 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Pumphrey, D.T. (1986, August 08). Interview by A. Grundy. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Pumphrey, Dorothy T., interview by Ann Grundy. August 08, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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