Helms, Winnie

Date:
2012-03-27
Length:
64 min.
Interviewer:
Pace, Mary
Transcription available:
no
Interview Number(s):
2012_44_7
Summary:
Helms recalls her experiences living in Sheppard Square. She kept to herself and didn’t have any problems with her neighbors. She felt safe and was comfortable there with her children. She recalls older residents caring for their flower beds and yards. Over time, the people that she knew best either moved or died, and the character of the community changed. After two people were killed near her home in July 2011, she was ready to move as part of the HOPE VI project. Helms eagerly gave the interviewer a tour of their new apartment commenting on its spaciousness and convenience.
Topic(s):
Sheppard Square (Housing project : Louisville, Ky.), Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority (Louisville, Ky.), Smoketown (Louisville, Ky.), African American neighborhoods – Kentucky – Louisville, Presbyterian Community Center (Louisville, Ky.), Childhood development, Public housing – Kentucky – Louisville, Housing authorities – Kentucky – Louisville