African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville

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Mr. White discusses his family history as well as the history of the family business, White Printing Co. He also describes the black business district on Walnut Street in the 1950s. He gives his opinions on the problems and the future of black owned businesses.
Mr. White is the founder of the White Printing Company and is the father of Larry F. White, Sr. He discusses his education, graphic art and how his dreams of being an architect were never fulfilled. Also discusses his family history and career and the black business district before urban renewal.
Woods, owner of a barber shop in the 1200 block of old Walnut Street from the 1940s until the area's destruction in the 1960s, discusses his personal history and experiences as a businessman in the Walnut Street area.
Mr. Wyatt is the past mayor of Louisville and the past lieutenant governor of Kentucky. He discusses his involvement in Louisville's rationing board during World War II, which was the only integrated rationing board in the United States. He discusses how the decision was reached to integrate and how this was worked out for the members of the board and the community.
C. Milton Young, Jr., M.D., discusses his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee; his parents C. Milton Young, Sr., and Annie Young; his education at Pearl High School, Fisk University, and Meharry Medical School; internships; early practice at Lane Clinic in Louisville; work as school physician at Louisville Municipal College and medical director at the Central Louisville Health Center; and work as assistant director of the city health department in Louisville.
A black physician discusses his association with Red Cross Hospital (later Community Hospital) which originated in 1899 to treat Louisville blacks. Young discusses his work as medical director at the hospital, the reasons for its closing, what the institution meant to the black community, the impact of integration and federal health programs on its future, and proposals to save the hospital.
Zipp discusses his work as real estate director with Urban Renewal and Community Development on the West Louisville Downtown Renewal Project. He recounts the history of the project, its outcome and effects, and elaborates on the role of urban renewal. He also defines urban renewal and its goals and problems surrounding the Walnut Street project.