Mr. Abramson was the 3rd Ward Alderman from 1975 to 1977. This interview covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Mr. Banks was the 6th Ward Alderman from 1975 to 1977. This interview covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
In this interview, Mrs. Beckett discusses her life as well as her husband’s experiences as alderman in the city of Louisville in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Mrs. Beckett briefly describes her early life and education, including her graduation from Kentucky State College. Mrs. Beckett had a career in education, but also worked with her husband, and for her brother, in the undertaking business in Louisville. She speaks of the Walnut Street area before Urban Renewal. Mrs. Beckett’s husband, William Washington Beckett, was elected alderman in 1951 and served until 1961. In this time, he played a role in the integration of the fire and police departments, the parks, and public accommodations, and in developing a Human Relations Commission. Mrs. Beckett discusses her husband’s contributions and the civil rights movement in general (both in Louisville and more generally) and gives her opinion on the roles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the African American church.
The narrator discusses Harry Bloom, the Louisville Evening Post, the Louisville Times, apartment buildings at Second and Kentucky Streets, Louise Harris, Morris Simon, Joseph Hourath, the Young Men's Hebrew Association Orchestra, Robert Whitney and the Louisville Orchestra, the Music Study Club, Mrs. Sideny Meyers, Mrs. Lewis Cole, Etta Rauch, Emily Dembitz, Hattie Bishop Speed, Morris Spearlmutter, Rabbi Gittleman, Fanny Brandeis, and Jean Tachau.
Mr. Bryan was originally the special assistant to Mayor Sloane and was serving as Cabinet Director for Safety and Public Health at the time of this interview, which covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Mr. Burt was the Management Planning Administrator in the Office of Budget and Planning at the time of this interview, which covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
DeLeon discusses his heritage and how he came to be a member of Louisville's Latinx community.
Mr. Deutsch was the Law Director for the City of Louisville in 1976-77 and previously had been the Special Assistant to Mayor Sloane. This interview covers the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Mr. Dosker was an Administrative Assistant to Mayor Sloane and at the time of the interview was serving as Assistant Director for the Community Development Cabinet. The interview deals with the reorganization of Louisville's city government.
Mr. Elam was the Executive Assistant to Mayor Sloane.