Interview with Denise Clayton, April 14, 2014

Project: Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Judge Denise Clayton discusses her early life and professional career that led to service as judge in Jefferson County Kentucky. Justice Clayton discusses her experience with segregation. She shares her family?s role in the community as educators and the impact this had on her own education choices. She shares memories of her legal career which spanned from service in the IRS to Legal Aid. Campaign experience and lessons learned are shared and anecdotes from her Night Court service are highlighted.

Interview Accession

2014oh114_laaj009

Interviewee Name

Denise Clayton

Interviewer Name

Constance Ard

Interview Date

2014-04-14

Interview LC Subject

Judges--Kentucky

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Clayton, Denise Interview by Constance Ard. 14 Apr. 2014. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Clayton, D. (2014, April 14). Interview by C. Ard. Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Clayton, Denise, interview by Constance Ard. April 14, 2014, Legacy of African American Judges in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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