This interview covers Simpson's recollections of his life in Sheppard Square. Simpson talks about commuity relationships and his family's multi-generational history. Simpson talks about activities, especially boxing, and Fred Stoner at the Presbyterian Community Center, and busing to Kammerer Middle School. He was a champion chess player with his brother at Meyzeek Middle School. Simpson shares his perspective on the community's criminal activity and related societal issues. He talks about initally being conflicted over HOPE VI plans for Sheppard Square but eventually concluding that "project-type" housing for the poor has "run its course."
Sheppard Square (Housing project : Louisville, Ky.), Louisville Metropolitan Housing Authority (Louisville, Ky.), Smoketown (Louisville, Ky.), African American neighborhoods ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Presbyterian Community Center (Louisville, Ky.), Childhood development, Public housing ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville, Housing authorities ï¿½ Kentucky ï¿½ Louisville