Interview with Mary Edna Berry, September 14, 1989

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mary Edna Berry grew up on Illinois Street in Kinkeadtown, a former Black neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. In this interview she describes in detail her family's houses, yards, and the neighborhood itself. She discusses how the neighborhood changed over time. She talks about her father's shoe repair business on Deweese Street, where her family bought food, and the stores they could not patronize. She talks about healthcare during her childhood, and discusses the types of jobs available for African Americans.

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1989oh256_kh474

Interviewee Name

Mary Edna Berry

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1989-09-14

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Berry, Mary Edna Interview by Emily Parker. 14 Sep. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Berry, M.E. (1989, September 14). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Berry, Mary Edna, interview by Emily Parker. September 14, 1989, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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