Hyde, Ruby

Date:
2012-06-07
Length:
36 min.
Interviewer:
Pace, Mary
Transcription available:
no
Interview Number(s):
2012_44_8
Summary:
This interview covers Hyde's memories of her childhood in Sheppard Square. Outside of school, her days were spent doing chores, playing with friends, participating in activities sponsored by neighborhood churches, the Presbyterian Community Center and the nearby public library. She recalls a strong attachment to the senior citizens in the community. She was influenced by her mother's commitment to communtiy volunteer work. She noticed a change in the neighborhood in the later 1970s attributing that to a reduction in services to children, the departure of senior citizens from the communtiy and a decrease in two-parent families.
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