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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project

John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project


John Sherman Cooper (1901--1991), born in Somerset, served as a United States senator (1947--1948, 1952--1955, and 1957--1973), ambassador to India and Nepal (1955--1956), and ambassador  to East Germany (1974--1976).  Cooper and his associates discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Vietnam War, education, the War on Poverty, health care, environmental protection, the Tennessee Valley Authority, World War II, Pulaski County during the Great Depression, Cooper as a county judge, Somerset, the Warren Commission, the United Nations, Appalachia, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Richard Russell, Lyndon B. Johnson, A. B. "Happy" Chandler, Earle C. Clements, Thruston B. Morton, Alben W. Barkley, Jawaharlal Nehru, Erich Honecker, and Richard M. Nixon.  

Number of Interviews        113

Total Hours                   131


Appalachian Region ; Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 ; Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 ; Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985 ; Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 ; Depressions--1929--Kentucky--Pulaski County ; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Germany (East) ; Diplomatic and consular service, American--India ; Diplomatic and consular service, American--Nepal ; Economic assistance, Domestic ; Education ; Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 ; Environmental protection ; Germany (East) ; Governors ; Honecker, Erich ; India ; Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 ; Judges ; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 ; Legislators ; Legislators--United States ; Medical care ; Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982 ; Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964 ; Nepal ; Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 ; Oswald, Lee Harvey ; Politicians ; Politics, Practical ; Politics, Practical--United States ; Presidents--United States ; Pulaski County (Ky.) ; Russell, Richard B. (Richard Brevard), 1897-1971 ; Somerset (Ky.) ; Tennessee Valley Authority ; United Nations ; United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 ; United States. Congress. Senate ; United States. Warren Commission ; United States--Politics and government ; Vice-Presidents--United States ; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 ; World War, 1939-1945


Segregation, Integration, Public Policy