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Born with a Purpose: African Americans in Owensboro [oral histories]

The following information comes from the description on the "Pass the Word" website. "In the summers of 1997, 1998, and 1999, an oral history project was conducted by local high school students documenting African American history in Owensboro, KY. Topics covered in the interviews ranged from life under segregation, World War II, the Great Depression, Jazz, local sports, and education, to the customs and traditions common within the local African American community. The project was funded by the City of Owensboro, the J.T.P.A. Summer Challenge Program, the H.L. Neblitt Center, and the Kentucky Oral History Commission; and was directed by Aloma Williams Dew.

Copyright belongs to the Kentucky Oral History Commission/Kentucky Historical Society. Access copies are also available at the Daviess County Public Library. Authorization must be granted by the Kentucky Historical Society to use or publish by any means the archival material to which the Society holds copyright."

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“Born with a Purpose: African Americans in Owensboro [oral histories],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 28, 2024,

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