The Daily Aesthetic: An Oral History of a Southern City's Black Park System, 1916-1956 Oral History Project


Series ID: 
KH050
Description: 
This project focuses on African American culture during the time of segregated park systems in Lexington, Kentucky. These interviews, originally conducted by Boyd Shearer, Jr. for a multimedia presentation, contain descriptions of African American park activities, particularly in Douglass Park. Activities ranged from doll shows, to carnivals, to sports programs. This community also celebrated the visual arts, music, and holidays such as the 4th of July and Easter. The focus of this collection is not discrimination experienced by African Americans at this time, but rather how the park provided a place for them to come together and cultivate a sense of identity and community.

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Master Type: 
Audio
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Interviews included in this Project:
Interviewee(s) Interview Date Call Number Interviewer Restrictions Access
Norman L. Passmore, Sr. May 16th, 1997 1997OH091 KH 617 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
James O. Jones May 27th, 1997 1997OH092 KH 618 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
Saunda Richardson May 28th, 1997 1997OH093 KH 619 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
Lillian Gillespie Delaney May 29th, 1997 1997OH094 KH 620 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
George C. Gentry June 3rd, 1997 1997OH095 KH 621 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
Lawrence Webb June 18th, 1997 1997OH096 KH 622 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
Charles H. Qullings July 21st, 1997 1997OH097 KH 623 Boyd L. Shearer, Jr. No Restrictions Online
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