Political participation

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Avery Brickles lived in Butchertown since 1943. At time of interview, he lived in a renovated house that was re-done for the Wallis family in 1979 with money from Community Action Commission. Mr. Brickles' nephew purchased the house from the Wallis family after Mrs. Wallis died, and Brickles was renting it from his nephew. Mr. Brickles moved to Louisville from Ohio after serving in the US Navy. He had already been interested in local politics and was instrumental in obtaining voting rights for many Butchertown residents and then on each voting date was sure that everyone who wanted to do so voted. He speaks of his local political interests.