African American Community Interviews

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Graham, a 73-year-old African American man who was a long-time resident of Parkland. He was a 1922 graduate of Central High School as well as a graduate of Simmons University and Fisk University. He discusses his life and memories of Parkland. Mr George is active in church and religious activities in the neighborhood. Side 2 talks about the changes in the neighborhood since he moved into the area and potential reasons for those changes.
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Mr. Harbin has lived in the Parkland area for over fifty years. He discusses his remembrances of early Parkland when they housed hogs and chickens. He also talks about his family and career.
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Past librarians of the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library discuss the black community and the history of the first branch library to open its doors to the black community in Louisville.
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Hawkins, retired from the Louisville police force, recounts his work in the old Walnut Street area from 1939 until his retirement. He discusses the businesses and people in the area.
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Ms. Hickman discusses her personal experiences as a black woman in Louisville. She describes her home life, education, and the jobs she held to support her family.
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Hobich was the only walking or neighborhood beat policeman left in Louisville at the time of this interview. He is white and has worked in the predominantly black Parkland area for over ten years beginning in 1967. He relates some of his experiences in the area and the changes in the community over the years.
980
The Reverend Hodge discusses his early family life in Texas, his experiences in Civilian Conservation Corps, college, a brief history of the Fifth Street Baptist Church in Louisville, the Civil Rights movement in Louisville and and his position on the Louisville Board of Realtors.
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The president of Simmons Bible College (born 1913 in Orville, Alabama) discusses his childhood and efforts to obtain an education. After running away from home at age eighteen, Holmes attended the Louisville Municipal College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving the B.D. in 1954 Holmes taught at Simmons Bible College and later became president of the school. He discusses his efforts to obtain a formal education; the role of Simmons and its relationship to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and the current offerings of Simmons Bible College.
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The president of Simmons Bible College (born 1913 in Orville, Alabama) discusses his childhood and efforts to obtain an education. After running away from home at age eighteen, Holmes attended the Louisville Municipal College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. After receiving the B.D. in 1954 Holmes taught at Simmons Bible College and later became president of the school. He discusses his efforts to obtain a formal education; the role of Simmons and its relationship to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; and the current offerings of Simmons Bible College.
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A native of Louisville who has achieved some notoriety as a jazz musician, Helen Humes discusses her childhood and parents; Bessie Allen's Sunday School at Ninth and Magazine Street in Louisville, the childhood training ground for many local jazz musician