Interview with Bush Alexander Hunter, August 10, 1978
Project: Black People in Lexington Oral History Project
Interview SummaryDr. Hunter attended Chandler Normal School and graduated from Hampton College, Oberlin College, and received his medical degree from Howard University. His father, Dr. John Edward Hunter, was the first African American physician in Lexington and was raised by a white family in Lebanon, Ohio. The elder Dr. Hunter received his education at Oberlin College and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and practiced medicine for 63 years in Lexington.
Dr. Bush Hunter discusses the early history of the Lexington Urban League, his role in early civil rights movements, the All Souls Presbyterian Church, and the Human Rights Committee. He talks about the establishment of the Hunter Foundation and his 51 year medical practice in Lexington.
Interview KeywordAbortion African Americans in Lexington United States. Army. Dr. John Hunter Kentucky National Medical Association (U.S.) Lexington, Kentucky Physicians in Lexington Race relations Human Rights Committee Hunter Foundation Hospitals Houses and homes Churches World War, 1914-1918 Dr. Bush A. Hunter
Interview LC SubjectAfrican American families African American physicians Race discrimination Lexington (Ky.) Race relations--Kentucky African Americans--History. African Americans. Hunter, Bush A. Hunter, Bush A.--Interviews Education African Americans--Social conditions. Musicians African American doctors Medicine African Americans--Segregation
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Hunter, Bush Alexander Interview by George C. Wright. 10 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Hunter, B.A. (1978, August 10). Interview by G. C. Wright. Black People in Lexington Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Hunter, Bush Alexander, interview by George C. Wright. August 10, 1978, Black People in Lexington Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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