Interview with Lloyd McDonald, July 13, 1978

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mr. McDonald graduated from Dubois High School in Mt. Sterling (1936) and attended Blue Ridge College in West Virginia. A World War II Army veteran, Mr. McDonald began his dry cleaning business in Lexington in 1946 and owned and operated McDonald's Dry Cleaners for 32 years. He discusses the beginnings of his business and other African American-owned businesses at the time. The role of the African American church in promoting minority owned businesses in Lexington is mentioned, as well as the decline of the African American business community in Lexington.

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1978oh103_kh065

Interviewee Name

Lloyd McDonald

Interviewer Name

Edward Owens

Interview Date

1978-07-13

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McDonald, Lloyd Interview by Edward Owens. 13 Jul. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McDonald, L. (1978, July 13). Interview by E. Owens. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McDonald, Lloyd, interview by Edward Owens. July 13, 1978, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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