Interview with Guy Marius Mendes, III, October 28, 2021

Project: University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Guy Mendes grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Fortier High School in 1966. He enrolled at the University of Kentucky in the fall of that year and made the U.K. Freshman Basketball Team as a walk-on and played one season. He began working for the student newspaper the Kentucky Kernel as a sports reporter and rose to become managing editor in 1969 before being bypassed in 1969 for the editorship because of his anti-draft and anti-war activism on campus. He co-founded an off-campus student newspaper the blue-tail fly in the summer of 1969 and graduated with a degree in English in 1970. In this interview he discusses his experiences on campus in 1966.

Interview Accession

2021oh0946_ukty0431

Interviewee Name

Guy Marius Mendes, III

Interviewer Name

Jeffrey Suchanek

Interview Date

2021-10-28

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III, Guy Marius Mendes, Interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. 28 Oct. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

III, G.M. (2021, October 28). Interview by J. Suchanek. University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

III, Guy Marius Mendes,, interview by Jeffrey Suchanek. October 28, 2021, University of Kentucky: The Turbulent Years (1965-1975) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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