Johnson, Lyman

Date:
1976-05-06
Length:
60 minutes.
Interviewer:
Cox, Dwayne
Transcription available:
no
Series:
University of Louisville
Series ID:
9999_008
Interview Number(s):
__167
Summary:
Mr. Johnson, a civil rights activist and educator focuses on Johnson�s involvement in the effort to integrate the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky for blacks in Kentucky. Johnson contradicts the University of Louisville administrators by asserting that they did not voluntarily integrate as they have stated. He discusses the disparities between Louisville Municipal College and the University of Louisville. Johnson also discusses the efforts to integrate the Louisville parks system, the library system and the stores in downtown Louisville. Johnson describes his role in the defeat of Male High School principal William S. Milburn�s mayoral bid against William Cowger in 1961.
Topic(s):
University of Louisville, African Americans, African American educators, Segregation in higher education, Civil rights workers, African Americans--Education (Higher), Milburn, William S., Race relations, University of Kentucky, Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.)