Parklandproject's Default Playlist, 30 Audios
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  • Emma Talbott Oral History
    Emma Talbott Oral History Emma Jean McElvaney Talbott discusses her childhood in the California neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, which bordered Parkland. She mentions her education and the businesses in the area. She talks about her participation in marches and demonstrations against local businesses. She concludes with a discussion of her own writing and the research she has done about her slave ancestors.
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  • Donald Smith Oral History
    Donald Smith Oral History Donald R. Smith speaks of his childhood in the Algonquin neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. He discusses the integration of Parkland Jr. High School and white flight to the suburbs of Louisville. He includes his experience attending Morehead State University with African American students. He talks about his marriage to an African American female and his employment at the Exposition Center. He includes his ideas about race relations in the United States and speaks about his future ideas for the West End of Louisville. This oral history was conducted by Carl Creason on December 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Attica Scott Oral History
    Attica Scott Oral History Attica Scott describes her family background and growing up in Louisville’s Beecher Terrace neighborhood. Scott also discusses her work as the Louisville Metro Councilwoman for District One, including revitalization efforts such as the Community Garden, public art installations, and efforts to increase employment opportunities in the area. Scott discusses the impact of the 1968 Uprising on the Parkland neighborhood, and how residents remember that event. She cites a reduction in violent crime in Parkland during her tenure and shares a hopeful outlook for the neighborhood’s future. This oral history was conducted by Carol Bolton on November 13, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Pamela Osborne Oral History
    Pamela Osborne Oral History Pamela Osborne speaks of growing up in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. She mentions community activities, businesses, schools, and religious institutions. She compares the quality of education she received in Newburg to that in Louisville and how that impacted her decision to support desegregation. She admits her regrets of how desegregation hurt African American students and her frustrations with how African American males in particular are discriminated against in schools. She discusses how her mother wanted Osborne and her siblings to be well educated. She speaks of the decision to attend college and her experience at Murray State University. She describes her career path working with students in the Job Corps and as Director of Medical School Admissions at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She highlights the similarities in the students that she worked with, despite their polarized socio-economic backgrounds. She describes the demographics of Parkland when she was growing up. She speaks about why she feels continuing to live in the West End is important. She points out the inaccuracies of negative, overgeneralized portrayals of the West End and the media’s tendency to only focus on the negative stories. She speaks of the negative impact of the Parkland Riot on the businesses and community members. She discusses contemporary problems in Parkland and the West End, including absentee landlordism and abandoned homes. She highlights recreational activities for children when she grew up. She stresses the importance of the former Parkland Library for her and her sadness when it closed. She concludes with changes to the neighborhood that have caused it to deteriorate from the everyday, community and family focused area that she remembered growing up. This oral history was conducted by Hannah O'Daniel on November 7, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Frances Murphy Oral History
    Frances Murphy Oral History Frances Murphy describes being raised by her grandmother and aunt. She discusses their employment at a widow and orphans home and school called Masonic Home on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. She recounts the tragedy of the Flood of 1937. She discusses her education and teachers in African American only schools. She describes the physical conditions of the homes in Little Africa during her childhood and improvements overtime. She names former businesses and stores in Parkland. She tells of the immediate and long term changes for Parkland brought on by World War II. She recounts the white areas of Parkland and the businesses that blacks could not enter. Murphy speaks of the feeling of safety in the neighborhood and community activities when she was growing up. She tells of her love for books and learning. She recounts how her family acquired food, ice, and coal. Murphy’s daughter, Pamela Osborne, speaks of the Parkland Riot. This oral history was conducted by Hannah O'Daniel on October 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Tom Moffett Oral History
    Tom Moffett Oral History Thomas Moffett spoke of his childhood and moving to Louisville. He talks about the open housing movement in Louisville, Kentucky and briefly about the Parkland Uprising. He focuses on the past and future of the West End of Louisville, particularly the community’s struggles. This oral history was conducted by Wes Cunningham on November 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Richard Luebbert Oral History 2
    Richard Luebbert Oral History 2 Ninety-one-year-old Richard Luebbert shares memories from throughout his life, including moments of pride as well as regret. He describes growing up in Prohibition-era St. Louis with an alcoholic father, dropping out of high school, and working in a war industry after the outbreak of World War II. Unable to serve in the military for health reasons, he returned to school to complete his education and enter ministerial work. Richard met his wife, Dorothy, while they were both students, and they were married within six months. While completing college, he served multiple rural churches, and Dorothy taught in a one-room school. The Luebberts relocated to New Orleans in the early 1950s so that Richard could enter seminary. He worked as a salesman for Western Auto and later the Fuller Brush Company, in addition to pastoral work, in order to pay his way through school. After completing all coursework necessary for a doctorate, he accepted a full-time pastorate in Mobile, Alabama, and never completed his dissertation. Richard also shares memories of living in the Deep South during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and the racial attitudes he encountered within his congregations. This oral history was conducted by Carol Bolton on November 29, 2014 in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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  • Richard Luebbert Oral History
    Richard Luebbert Oral History Ninety-one-year-old Richard Luebbert shares memories from throughout his life, including moments of pride as well as regret. He describes growing up in Prohibition-era St. Louis with an alcoholic father, dropping out of high school, and working in a war industry after the outbreak of World War II. Unable to serve in the military for health reasons, he returned to school to complete his education and enter ministerial work. Richard met his wife, Dorothy, while they were both students, and they were married within six months. While completing college, he served multiple rural churches, and Dorothy taught in a one-room school. The Luebberts relocated to New Orleans in the early 1950s so that Richard could enter seminary. He worked as a salesman for Western Auto and later the Fuller Brush Company, in addition to pastoral work, in order to pay his way through school. After completing all coursework necessary for a doctorate, he accepted a full-time pastorate in Mobile, Alabama, and never completed his dissertation. Richard also shares memories of living in the Deep South during the era of the Civil Rights Movement and the racial attitudes he encountered within his congregations. This oral history was conducted by Carol Bolton on November 29, 2014 in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
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  • Clestine Lanier Oral History
    Clestine Lanier Oral History Description coming soon! This oral history was conducted by Tracy Heightchew on December 1, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Betty Kinzer Oral History Lifelong Louisvillian Betty Kinzer shares memories of her childhood in West Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood, and discusses how the neighborhood has changed since that time. Though she was very young at the time of the 1968 Uprising, she shares memories of what adults were saying about it at the time, as well as her thoughts about the Uprising’s impact on the Parkland neighborhood. Kinzer also discusses her career with the U.S. Postal Service, which she began immediately after graduating from Central High School. This oral history was conducted by Carol Bolton on November 7, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Charles Kerr Oral History Description coming soon! This oral history was conducted by Nathan Weber on December 8, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky
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  • Beverly Jones Oral History Beverly Jones speaks at length about the contemporary Louisville school system and compares it to that of her youth. She describes her experience as one of the few African Americans at Shawnee High School and gives anecdotes. She also speaks to the changes that have occurred in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville since the riot of 1968. Her husband, Don Jones, interjects and gives his perspective as well. She has strong feelings about the busing practices in Louisville and relates her experiences with busing when her children were in school. She gives her opinions about drugs in the neighborhood, education, and lists some positive changes underway. This oral history was conducted by Matt Holdzkom on October 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Judith Haynes Oral History Description coming soon! This oral history was conducted by Joel Anderson on December 8, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Ed Hamilton Oral History Description coming soon! This oral history was conducted by Tracy Heightchew on October 22, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Cheri Bryant Hamilton Oral History Hamilton discusses her experiences dealing with racism in Louisville while growing up, as a protester and later as a government official. She also notes the influence of her mother and her activities on her own activism. This oral history was conducted by Scott Wienhusen on November 11, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Dan Hall Oral History Daniel Hall discusses growing up in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. He mentions what factors shaped Parkland when he returned to the area in 1976. He recounts found memories and personal reflections of tumultuous times. This oral history was conducted by Wes Cunningham on October 21, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Ira Grupper Oral History Although he was not living in Louisville during the 1968 uprising Ira Grupper was well informed of the events and national climate of racial tensions during the time. He has a specific and firm view of Louisville as being a segregated city, then and now. He shares ideas for how the city can become more inclusive and integrated and briefly outlines the transformation of industry and business in the city. This oral history was conducted by Bailey Mazik on November 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky
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  • Gregory Grigsby Oral History Talked about his life and experiences in Parkland, how the geographic boundaries have changed over time, the issue of housing, political conflicts (white government vs. black government), etc. He has memories of the whole uprising as being exaggerated and blown out of context. This oral history was conducted by Bailey Mazik on October 23, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Henry Goodrow Oral History Henry Goodrow speaks about growing up in the West End of Louisville, Kentucky. He describes the Parkland neighborhood’s past industries, businesses, shops, and demographics. He tells of the cause and results of the Parkland Riot. He discusses white prejudice against blacks in the 1950s and 1960s. He describes negative perceptions of the West End and contemporary challenges that Parkland faces. He concludes with thoughts on what is needed to improve Parkland. This oral history was conducted by Hannah O'Daniel on November 1, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Janice Ervin Oral History Ervin recounts her childhood in Louisville, and her experiences in the Louisville public school system, during integration. Next, she recalls her time as a teacher, which she views overall as a positive experience. Lastly, Erving described the Parkland boundaries and the Parkland community before and after the riot. She mentions that she lived two blocks from the riot. Erving noted the change in the neighborhood, describing the neighborhood as a “ghost town,” when most of the business in the area moved out. This oral history was conducted by Angelica Bullock on October 24, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Yvonne Edwards Oral History Talks about the riots occurring right outside of her home and discusses growing up in Parkland, still living in her childhood home and how the neighborhood has evolved for both good and bad over the decades. She starts by providing background information regarding her family, living in the projects and then later in the home she still lives in. Analyzes the differences between protesters and rioters. This oral history was conducted by Scott Wienhusen on October 12, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Bob Cunningham Oral History Bob Cunningham spoke of his early life and how race was noticed as a child in Paducah, Kentucky. He discusses the strong West End community when he was growing up and how it helped him as an adolescent. He concluded with a discussion of race struggles throughout Louisville. This oral history was conducted by Wes Cunningham on November 13, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Robert Coleman Oral History Mr. Coleman gives very succinct and direct answers to the interviewer’s questions. He describes what it was like growing up in the West End and attending Central High School and the sense of community he experienced there. He discusses his involvement with various protests and the NAACP. He gives his opinions about the Parkland Riot of 1968, segregation, drugs, and education. This oral history was conducted by Matt Holdzkom on November 10, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Robin Bray Oral History Interview contents include Bray’s memories of her childhood in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Bray talks about Parkland’s vibrant business district. She speaks about going to school and her memory of the 1968 uprising in Parkland. Bray focuses on descriptions of Parkland after 1968 and how the area could be improved and is improving, and Parkland’s future. This oral history was conducted by Carl Creason on October 16, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Ken Black Oral History Ken Black speaks about the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky during the 1950s and 1960s. He discusses the area’s political and social culture. He talks about the events of the Parkland Uprising. He describes his dodging of the draft and military service in Vietnam. He speaks about the decline of the Parkland neighborhood and white flight out of the West End. He describes public institutions like the Parkland Library. Black surveys the racial and business makeup of Parkland. He concludes with the current state of the neighborhood and what he would like to see happen for Parkland. This oral history was conducted by Jacob Burress on October 23, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Ken Clay Oral History Kenneth Clay discusses growing up in segregated Louisville and the influence his mother, a teacher, and his father, who held several jobs, had on his life. He discusses the heyday of the black business district on Walnut Street and the activities he would engage in there as a child. Mr. Clay then discusses his education in Ohio and Louisville, where he attended Bellarmine College. He explains his involvement with the Poverty Project and other community based improvement programs in Louisville. Mr. Clay describes the shop he opened in 1967 called The Corner of Jazz which became an important local center for African American gatherings and discussions. He discusses the events leading up to the civil disturbance on May 29th 1968 and his personal experiences during that event. This oral history was conducted by Padmapani Muzquiz on November 6, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Robert "Bob" Borders Oral History Bob discussed growing up in the Parkland neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky during the late 1940s to the early 1960s. He talks about Parkland Junior High School and segregation at the time. Once at Male High School, he talks about discrimination by teachers toward black students and how the white students were oblivious to it until years later. He discusses businesses, socioeconomics, and the cultural makeup of the city and the decline of Parkland beginning in the early 1960s. This oral history was conducted by Jacob Burress on November 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Elmer Lucille Allen Oral History Allen recounts her childhood in Louisville, and her experience attending all black schools in Louisville, until her time at Spalding University (then Nazareth College). She attended Spalding three years after the college’s initiative to integrate (in 1950). Allen also recounts her adulthood career as a typist, and then a chemist at Forman Brown, where she was the first African American female to obtain such position. Lastly, Allen discusses the Parkland neighborhood. She discusses the boundaries of the neighborhood, describes the 1968 as a riot and provides details of the destruction, and lastly, mentions her lack of interest in the event during the time period (due to her preoccupation with work and raising a family). This oral history was conducted by Angelica Bullock on November 25, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Merv Aubespin Oral History Description coming soon! This oral history was conducted by Tracy Heightchew on October 26, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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  • Marla Burress Oral History A resident of Shively, on the outskirts of Louisville's West End, Marla Burress discusses growing up in the neighborhood, the business culture, and schooling. She talks about the shifting racial divide in Shively in the 1960s-1970s, a student-led walkout over a race-based cheerleading incident at Butler High School in the early 1970s, and growing up during the Civil Rights Movement. This oral history was conducted by Jacob Burress on December 7, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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