Interview SummaryPriddy (House 1970-1991, 45th district; Democrat) discusses her family history, Native American heritage, growing up in Louisville, her father's position as a Baptist minister, her education in drafting and engineering, and her marriage at a very young age. She discusses her entry into politics via serving as precinct captain for her district, her daughter Margie's birth during her first session as legislator, and how Margie became a fixture at the Capitol during legislative sessions. Priddy recalls her experience as a woman in a male-dominated environment, meeting with GE and Ford representatives, legislation concerning water quality, roads, criminal sentencing, domestic abuse, and drug abuse. Highlights include Priddy's arrest during the busing riots in Louisville and her work towards the Marital Rape bill. Part 1 of 2.
Interview KeywordBusing for school integration campaigning Catholic Coalition Against the Death Penalty Detroit (Mich.) Dottie Priddy Drug abuse Economic Development Committee (Chair) Engineering Ford Motor Company General Electric Company Louisville (Ky.) Marital Rape Bill mental health Priddy, Margie Religion revenue allocation roads roads legislation Truth in Sentencing bill Water quality water quality legislation
Interview LC SubjectBusing for school integration Detroit (Mich.) Drug abuse Engineering Engineering--Study and teaching Jefferson County (Ky.) Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll) Legislators--Kentucky--Interviews Louisville (Ky.) Louisville (Ky.)--Politics and government Marital violence--Law and legislation--Kentucky Mental health Priddy, Dorothy, 1935- Priddy, Dorothy, 1935- --Interviews Priddy, Margie Religion Women legislators Women legislators--Kentucky--Interviews
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Priddy, Dorothy Interview by Jan Romond. 09 Nov. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Priddy, D. (2005, November 09). Interview by J. Romond. Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Priddy, Dorothy, interview by Jan Romond. November 09, 2005, Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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