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)  Interview Date  Accession Number  Interviewer  Restrictions  Access
Norman L. Passmore, Sr.
1997-05-161997oh091_kh617Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
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James O. Jones
1997-05-271997oh092_kh618Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
No restrictions Online
Saunda Richardson
1997-05-281997oh093_kh619Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
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Lillian Gillespie Delaney
1997-05-291997oh094_kh620Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
No restrictions Online
George C. Gentry
1997-06-031997oh095_kh621Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
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Lawrence Webb
1997-06-181997oh096_kh622Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
No restrictions Online
Charles H. Qullings
1997-07-211997oh097_kh623Boyd L. Shearer, Jr.
No restrictions Online

  

  

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