Interview with John D. Wigginton, August 14, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

The assistant Director of Manpower Center Youth Program graduated from Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky, receiving a master's degree in social work. Mr. Wigginton discusses African American participation in Lexington politics and his involvement in improving conditions for African Americans in the area. Recalling his unsuccessful campaign for a seat on the city council, Mr. Wigginton talks about the experience of losing an election by only 17 votes while struggling against the "established power structure." Problems still faced by elected African American officials and the changing political climate are also detailed.

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1978oh127_kh087

Interviewee Name

John D. Wigginton

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-08-14

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Wigginton, John D. Interview by Edward Owens. 14 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wigginton, J.D. (1978, August 14). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Wigginton, John D., interview by Edward Owens. August 14, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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