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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Appalachia Oral History Project - Civil Rights Project

Appalachia Oral History Project - Civil Rights Project

Description

This project consists of interviews with Rev. Hugh Cowans and Julia Cowans concerning the civil right movements in Kentucky and the Appalachian Region. Topics discussed include the United Mine Workers, coal mining, strikes, racism, African American coal miners, African Americans' social and economic conditions, coal camps, company stores, Ku Klux Klan,  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Number of Interviews        2

Total Hours                    3

 

Subjects      

Civil rights movements--Kentucky--History--20th century. ; Appalachian Region--History. ; United Mine Workers of America. ; Coal mines and mining. ; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining. ; Racism. ; Appalachian Region--Race relations. ; African American coal miners. -- ; African Americans--Social conditions. ; Company stores. ; Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

 

Tags

Segregation, Integration, Activism, Education