The Daily Aesthetic: An Oral History of a Southern City's Black Park System, 1916-1956 Oral History Project

Description: 
This project focuses on African American culture during the time of segregated park systems in Lexington, Kentucky. These interviews, originally conducted by Boyd Shearer, Jr. for a multimedia presentation, contain descriptions of African American park activities, particularly in Douglass Park. Activities ranged from doll shows, to carnivals, to sports programs. This community also celebrated the visual arts, music, and holidays such as the 4th of July and Easter. The focus of this collection is not discrimination experienced by African Americans at this time, but rather how the park provided a place for them to come together and cultivate a sense of identity and community.

Project Accession: 
KH050
Interview Keywords: 
Themes: 
Diversity  

Restriction: 
No Restrictions
Number of Interviews: 
7

 
 Interviewee(s)
 Accession Number
 Date
 Interviewer
 Access
 Restrictions
Norman L. Passmore, Sr.  
1997oh091_kh617  
1997-05-16
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
James O. Jones  
1997oh092_kh618  
1997-05-27
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
Saunda Richardson  
1997oh093_kh619  
1997-05-28
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
Lillian Gillespie Delaney  
1997oh094_kh620  
1997-05-29
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
George C. Gentry  
1997oh095_kh621  
1997-06-03
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
Lawrence Webb  
1997oh096_kh622  
1997-06-18
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions
Charles H. Qullings  
1997oh097_kh623  
1997-07-21
Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
Online
No restrictions

  

  

Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/catalog/xt7jm61bp08n