Interview with Joe H. Martin, July 9, 1986

Project: Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

George Wright and Terry Birdwhistell interview Joe H. Martin of Shelbyville (Ky.). Martin recalls his childhood growing up in Shelbyville (Ky.). Martin talks about a hanging incident which occurred before his lifetime, involving two black men and a Jewish woman who later became his mother's employer. He discusses segregation in Kentucky during his childhood and contrasts it to the segregation he experienced in Alabama and Mississippi during World War II. Martin also talks about his service in World War II, where he was stationed in the Pacific. Martin discusses returning to Shelbyville after World War II and recalls his experiences with integration.

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1986oh185_bk015

Interviewee Name

Joe H. Martin

Interviewer Name

George C. Wright

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1986-07-09

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Martin, Joe H. Interview by George C. Wright. 09 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Martin, J.H. (1986, July 09). Interview by G. C. Wright. Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Martin, Joe H., interview by George C. Wright. July 09, 1986, Blacks in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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