Interview with Dorothy Perkins,

Project: East End Lexington Oral History Project

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Dorothy Perkins was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1930. In this interview she discusses growing up in Fayette County, her family, and her education at schools in Lexington. She talks about the types of entertainment that were available during her childhood. She discusses her ethnic background, her children, and grandchildren.

Perkins describes the East End neighborhood, including churches, restaurants, and other businesses. She describes the experience of going to the various theaters in Lexington. She talks about the jobs she has held over the years, and talks about running a business out of her home selling candy and food to neighborhood children.

Perkins discusses the state of race relations in Lexington during her childhood, and discusses her experiences with segregation. She talks about leaders in the African American community. She gives advice to young people about staying out of trouble, based on her own experiences.

Interview Accession

2009oh096_eel002

Interviewee Name

Dorothy Perkins

Interviewer Name

Joan Brannon

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Perkins, Dorothy Interview by Joan Brannon. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Perkins, D. (n.d.). Interview by J. Brannon. East End Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Perkins, Dorothy, interview by Joan Brannon. (n.d.), East End Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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