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Wes Cunningham interviews famous Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton from his studio. Hamilton talks about his upbringing as the adopted son of a tailor (father) and barber (mother). He discusses the influential moments he had attending different schools and the teachers who encouraged him to pursue art. He attended art school at U of L and became involved with the Louisville Art Workshop. He formed a particularly close bond with G.C. Coxe who acted as a mentor and friend. A pivotal moment in Hamilton’s life occurred when he met sculptor Barney Bright and began to work as his apprentice. He notes this time as being transitory, and afterwards, opportunities began to open up. He eventually achieved international recognition, sculpting pieces such as The Spirit of Freedom in Washington, D.C.
Harding describes her student experiences at the Jefferson and University of Louisville Schools of Law. She also discusses her career beginning with a legal position at General Electric, followed by a short time in a solo private practice, a joint private practice with Edith Stanley, and many years as an attorney with the Kentucky Department of Labor, specializing in workmen's compensation. She also discusses raising her children while practicing law.
Hopkins relates her student experiences at the University of Kentucky School of Law. She also discusses her career with Kentucky state government in Frankfort, beginning with a position in the Department of Revenue. Hopkins later clerked for two judges with the Kentucky Court of Appeals, drafted bills for the legislature, worked for the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) to assist the revamping of the court system following the passage of a constitutional amendment in 1975, and was later an assistant statute reviser for the LRC. She also discusses combining family life and her career.
Hudson discusses her work at the University of Louisville from 1968 to 1981, as well as her education and career prior to coming to UofL. Topics include teaching in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; directing intramural sports for women; coaching varsity basketball for women; and work as assistant athletic director for women. She also discusses charges of sex bias in the UofL athletic department filed in November 1980, with the United States Department of Education's Office Civil Rights.
Irvin discusses her childhood in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; her primary and secondary education there; her move to Louisville in 1950, a city she found to be "friendly to blacks, but very segregated"; involvement in open housing demonstrations in Louisville's south end, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and work in Democratic politics as a precinct co -captain, captain, and committee woman.
Feminism and the arts
American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy. Personal history and the growth of the art therapy movement.
Professor Richard Kain, who came to the University of Louisville's Department of English in 1940, discusses his formal education, teaching and scholarly career, and community activities. Topics include his research in Irish literature, particularly the work of James Joyce.
Dr. Jamila Kareem discusses her work in the University Writing Center.
Ms. Keene is office manager of Barton Brands Distillery and discusses women in the distilling industry and her the duties of her own position.