Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, May 27, 1976

Project: Blacks in Louisville Oral History Project

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Lyman T. Johnson talks about how the black community in Louisville in the early 1930s leveraged their political power to have two new schools built for black students. He talks about becoming president of the Louisville Teachers Association and winning a lawsuit for equal pay for black teachers. He talks about Charles Anderson, the first black legislator in Kentucky. He talks about Omer Carmichael, superintendent of Louisville schools during integration. Johnson names several white people who were allies in the fight for civil rights in Louisville, and discusses their contributions and sacrifices. He also talks about some of the black leaders in Louisville since the 1940s, and discusses their contributions and sacrifices.

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1977oh093_kh012

Interviewee Name

Lyman T. Johnson

Interviewer Name

George C. Wright

Interview Date

1976-05-27

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Johnson, Lyman T. Interview by George C. Wright. 27 May. 1976. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, L.T. (1976, May 27). Interview by G. C. Wright. Blacks in Louisville Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Lyman T., interview by George C. Wright. May 27, 1976, Blacks in Louisville Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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