Interview with Aubrey Williams, March 25, 2004

Williams (House 1977-1985, 42nd district; Democrat) recalls his experiences as an African-American growing up in a coal camp, and in the town of Harlan when Jim Crow laws were in effect, playing basketball, experiencing racism in Detroit, college education, law school, the hierarchy present in Louisville's municipal government, civic involvement, his chairmanship of the Louisville NAACP, support for his campaign, key legislation in affirmative action, handicap accessibility of buildings, and his impressions of Governors Carroll and Fletcher. Part 1 of 2.

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African American legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Barrier-free design--Law and legislation   Basketball   Carroll, Julian Morton, 1931-   Coal mines and mining   Coal mines and mining--Kentucky--Harlan County   Detroit (Mich.)   Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations   Fletcher, Ernie, 1952-   Gun control   Harlan County (Ky.)   Jefferson County (Ky.)   Kentucky Commission on Human Rights   Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll)   Kentucky. Governor (2003-2007 : Fletcher)   Ku Klux Klan (1915- )   Labor unions   Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews   Louisville (Ky.)   Louisville (Ky.)--Politics and government   National Association for the Advancement of Colored People   People with disabilities--Legal status, laws, etc   Practice of law   Race discrimination   Religion   Tobacco industry--Law and legislation--Kentucky   United Mine Workers of America   Williams, Aubrey, 1945-   Williams, Aubrey, 1945- --Interviews  

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