Parrish, Charles Henry, 1899-

90 minutes
Staiger, Charles
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African American Community Interviews
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Dr. Parrish was the only Black professor employed by the University of Louisville after integration. A professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Louisville, he discusses his academic journey and the history of Black education in Louisville, Kentucky. Born and raised in Louisville, Parrish attended Howard University and Columbia University before earning his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He spent most of his academic career in Louisville, with brief stints at Lincoln University in Missouri and the University of New Orleans. Parrish also discusses the merger of the Louisville Municipal College (LMC) and the University of Louisville, which he argues was not a token gesture but a significant step towards desegregation. He also touches on the Garvey movement and its limited impact on the Louisville community, and the importance of studying race and ethnic relations in the current global context.
African American college teachers, Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.)--Faculty, University of Louisville--Faculty, African Americans--Economic conditions