Interview with Russell King, Sr., August 31, 1986

Project: Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Adopted and raised in a single parent family, Mr. King discusses his childhood, educational background at Constitution, Russell and Dunbar schools, and working at taverns during his teenage years. He recalls the Hurricane Club and other African American businesses on Deweese Street in the 1940s and 1950s, and the reasons for their decline. He remembers discrimination in the post office. Mr. King examines the detrimental effects of school integration upon African American students and teachers, his reactions to the civil rights movement in Lexington, and Dr. Glen Dorrah.

Interview Accession

1986oh233_kh361

Interviewee Name

Russell King, Sr.

Interviewer Name

Emily Parker

Interview Date

1986-08-31

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King, Russell, Sr. Interview by Emily Parker. 31 Aug. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

King, R., Sr. (1986, August 31). Interview by E. Parker. Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

King, Russell, Sr., interview by Emily Parker. August 31, 1986, Blacks in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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