Interview with Beverly Watts, September 11, 2014

Project: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Beverly Watts talks about segregation in Tennessee during her youth and her civil rights advocacy as a student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She describes her work as a teacher in Chicago, as well as being employed by the Head Start Program and the Office of Civil Rights. She describes her efforts as a human rights activist in Chicago, and eventually becoming the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. Watts talks about her achievements at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, including establishing the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. She highlights the continuous need for civil rights activism.

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2014oh247_kcrhf014

Interviewee Name

Beverly Watts

Interviewer Name

Betty Baye`

Interview Date

2014-09-11

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Watts, Beverly Interview by Betty Baye`. 11 Sep. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Watts, B. (2014, September 11). 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.

Watts, Beverly, interview by Betty Baye`. September 11, 2014, Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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