Dario Covi was born in a coal mining town and grew up in a working class family. Early on in his life he showed an aptitude for art. Dario served in the Army during World War 2 as a typist. After leaving the army he earned his PhD in Art History from NYU. He taught Art History at the University of Louisville from 1956-1969 and again from 1975-into the 1980s. Dr. Dario Covi discusses growing up in a coal mining town and life in an Italian immigrant family. Dr. Covi relates his experiences as a soldier in World War 2 and his subsequent attainment of a PhD in Art History from NYU. Dr. Covi then goes on to talk about his experiences teaching at the University of Louisville from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as experiences during the Civil Rights movement.