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Civil Rights in Kentucky - Oral Histories: Kentucky History Oral History Project - New Zion Community

Kentucky History Oral History Project - New Zion Community

Description

Originally founded in 1868 as the African-American community of Briar Hill in Georgetown, KY, this neighborhood later became the New Zion community. Interviewees discuss life in this exclusively African American community during the mid-1900s. Topics include family, traditions, discipline, education, church, racial segregation and integration in the public schools in this region. Also discussed is work on horse farms and in factories.

Number of Interviews        2

Total Hours                                    2

 

Series Keywords               

racial integration; African American communities; racial segregation; New Zion Methodist Church

 

Tags

Segregation, Integration, Religion