Interview with Carl R. Hines, Sr., June 28, 2006

Hines (House 1976-1986, 43rd district; Democrat) describes his experiences growing up in an African-American neighborhood in Louisville during segregation, his college and military experiences, his entry into politics via the Louisville Board of Education and local politics, and some of the issues the city faced with integration, county/city school merger, and busing. He discusses the need for black representation in his district, legislation for better integration, welfare, being a part of the black caucus, his work in the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the camaraderie that existed among legislators, and regional block voting in the legislature. He concludes with his views on how the press covers local and national politics, and how the move away from independent ownership of newspapers has changed coverage. This interview ends abruptly while the conversation is ongoing.

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African american legislators   African American legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988   Blume, Norbert L., 1922-2011   Brown, John Young, Jr., 1933-   Busing for school integration   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Carter, Jimmy, 1924-   Committees   Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.)   Discrimination--Law and legislation--Kentucky   Frankfort (Ky.)   Hines, Carl R., Sr.   Hines, Carl R., Sr.--Interviews   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown)   Kidd, Mae Street, 1904-   Korean War, 1950-1953   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Lobbyists   Lobbyists-- Kentucky   Louisville (Ky.)   Louisville (Ky.)--Politics and government   Mass media--Political aspects   National Black Caucus of State Legislators   Powers, Georgia Davis, 1923-   Reagan, Ronald   Regionalism   Religion   Segregation   United Church of Christ  

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