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Kentucky History: New Zion Community Oral History Project

Project Summary

Originally founded in 1868 as the African-American community of Briar Hill in Georgetown, KY, this neighborhood later became the New Zion community. Interviewees discuss life in this exclusively African American area during the mid-1900s. Topics include family, traditions, discipline, education, church, and racial segregation and integration in the public schools in this region. Also discussed is work on horse farms and in factories.

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Interviews in this Project (2 Total):

Interview Accession Number: 1994oh003_kh568
Interviewer: Rebecca Eades
Restrictions: No Restrictions
Interview Accession Number: 1994oh004_kh569
Interviewer: Becky Blair
Restrictions: No Restrictions