Interview with Elizabeth Beatty, January 14, 1987
Project: Black People in Lexington Oral History Project
Interview SummaryMrs. Beatty recounts her family history, stories of slavery passed down from her grandmother, childhood memories and household activities, legacies from the strong women in the family, and her parents' occupations and education. She comments upon her strong personality, the respect she has received from her family, and encouraging family members to improve themselves and to fight for what they believe.
She describes life in a close knit community as well as the role and importance of the church and how it has evolved, her relationships and interaction with white friends, her traditional view of the role of women in society, and her daily activities.
Mrs. Beatty recalls her educational background, her career in domestic work and her relationship with the Maloney family, memories of harassment at the height of segregation, and the impact of the civil rights movement on African Americans and within Lexington.
Interview KeywordAfrican Americans African Americans in Lexington Lexington, Kentucky Race relations
Interview LC SubjectAfrican American families African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington African Americans--Kentucky--Lexington--Economic conditions African Americans--Race identity. African Americans--Religion African Americans. Beatty, Elizabeth Beatty, Elizabeth--Interviews
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Beatty, Elizabeth Interview by Emily Parker. 14 Jan. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Beatty, E. (1987, January 14). Interview by E. Parker. Black People in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Beatty, Elizabeth, interview by Emily Parker. January 14, 1987, Black People in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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