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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Kentucky History Oral History Project - Oliver Torch Project

Kentucky History Oral History Project - Oliver Torch Project

Description

Oliver's, named for the Oliver family, was a village located in Clark County, Kentucky near Winchester. At one time it had a working distillery, mill, store houses, and homes. This project focuses on African Americans in this region during the early 20th century, specifically racial segregation and the process of integration. Topics include education, family, social life, traditions, and religion. Also discussed are the Great Depression, employment, and businesses owned by African Americans.

 

Number of Interviews        10

Total Hours                    8

 

Keywords           

 racial segregation; Great Depression; Winchester, KY; racial integration; small-town

 

Tags

Segregation, Integration, Religion