Interview with Donald R. Mills, August 22, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Former press secretary to Governor Breathitt, Mr. Mills began working for the Lexington Herald in 1968. He discusses the newspaper's coverage of the civil rights movement, the paper's relationship with the African American community during this period, and problems faced by the African American community as a whole. Mr. Mills recalls Fred Wachs, Governor Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt's administration regarding civil rights, as well as Mr. Mill's editorial on the Lexington Fire Department. Also included are the Equal Rights Amendment and the lack of affirmative action.

Interview Accession

1978oh135_kh095

Interviewee Name

Donald R. Mills

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-08-22

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Mills, Donald R. Interview by Edward Owens. 22 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mills, D.R. (1978, August 22). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mills, Donald R., interview by Edward Owens. August 22, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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