Male High School (Louisville, Ky.)

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Dr. Goldberg recalls his father, a Louisville tailor who immigrated to the United States from Russia in the late nineteenth century; his schooling at Louisville Male High School and the University of Louisville; and his career as an orthopedic surgeon.
Holmes described his childhood through high school years living in various rental properties in the area of Louisville around Brook and Kentucky streets. The purpose of the interview was to record his memories of living in an area that was disrupted by the construction of interstate 65. He described the homes, residents, and businesses before construction. The second part of the interview concerned the integration of Male High School. Holmes (white) was part of the third class at Male to include African Americans. He describes the white perspective on integration and on the participation of his black classmates in sit-in demonstrations downtown. Holmes then went on to describe how he has worked with an interracial group of alumni to address the tensions and concerns about what happened to Black students in the newly integrated schools.