The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)

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Neta Evans starts the the interview by explaining how she first got involved with the Courier-Journal in 1963 by working as a secretary to Bingham Jr. Evans explains that after the Courier-Journal was sold in 1963, she went to work as a personal assistant to Bingham Jr. Throughout the interview, Evans talks about her contact with the WHAS staff, specifically Milton Metz and Brench Boden. Evans spend the remainder of the interview discussing the aftermath of the death of Worth Bingham, and the large amount of contact she had with the WHAS afterwards, until its sale.
Worked for the Courier-Journal. The narrator discusses life in the St. Matthews area.
Most of the interview focuses on Murray Atkins Walls, although her husband, John Walls, is also an active participant. They were both involved in civil rights activities in Louisville and so share many experiences. Mrs. Walls discusses her childhood and youth in Indiana and compares her experiences in Louisville and Indianapolis. She describes her work in Kaufman's Department store's personnel department during World War II, and particularly focuses on Mr. Harry Schacter, the head of Kaufman-Strauss department store. She also gives an account of the integration of Girl Scouting in Louisville, which began in approximately 1957, following the Brown decision. The Walls discuss their efforts to integrate the Louisville Free Public Library, which had maintained separate branches for whites and African Americans. They discuss meeting with the library board of trustees and their interactions with the head of the library, Mr. Brigham, as well as the attitudes of Mayor Wilson Wyatt, who appointed the first African American to the library board. They also discuss the attitudes expressed in the Courier-Journal. They discuss Black-owned newspapers and the barriers that African Americans faced in education and in housing. The Walls discuss the integration of dining areas and department stores, as well as residential areas. They discuss differences in attitudes between their generation, which they saw as working patiently toward improving their situation, and the generation of youth working for civil rights in the 1960s and 1970s. They discuss the dangers faced by African Americans in Mississippi in the 1930s and 1940s. The Walls discuss Dr. Walls' involvement in picketing with the NAACP, and the impact that she and Dr. Walls had on the lives of young people.