Interview with Harry E. Fields, October 31, 1997

Project: History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Harry Fields discusses his personal background growing up in Owensboro, Kentucky, as an African American. He describes segregation in Owensboro and the African American communities themselves, including their leaders, activities, business, and strengths. He also describes integration and racial tensions in Owensboro during his youth. He gives his opinion on several local politicians and the future of the African American community as well.

Interview Accession

1998oh065_hoo007

Interviewee Name

Harry E. Fields

Interviewer Name

Lee Dew

Interview Date

1997-10-31

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Fields, Harry E. Interview by Lee Dew. 31 Oct. 1997. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fields, H.E. (1997, October 31). Interview by L. Dew. History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fields, Harry E., interview by Lee Dew. October 31, 1997, History of Owensboro, Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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