Projects

Joyce Johnson’s Community Project:

www.kywcrh.org/projects/johnson

Joyce Johnson
No discussion group at this time
This project is a community-based initiative led by Joyce Johnson to explore the existing oral histories on people living in East End and North End Lexington.

Angela Alexander Townsend’s Undergraduate Days at UK in the early 1960s:

www.kywcrh.org/projects/townsend-at-uk

Angela Alexander TownsendNo discussion group at this time This project is an eMemoir written by Angela Alexander Townsend, an award-winning educator from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Townsend reflects on her years in college in the early 1960s – at the University of Kentucky and Fisk University.

Works Progress Administration Visual Exhibit, Pack Horse Librarians and Women’s Training Work Centers in Kentucky:

www.kywcrh.org/projects/wpa

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WPA and Women in Kentucky
This project was developed by Angelia Pulley, a senior at the University of Kentucky, as part of a research project for the UK Libraries, Lexington, Kentucky. UK’s WPA collection has earned it the designation of a “Center for Excellence,” and Pulley’s work was to examine and highlight Kentucky women’s lives in the early twentieth century documented in the Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection in the Kentuckiana Digital Library.

Women’s Voices in the “Blacks in Lexington, Kentucky Oral History Project, 1900-1989,” University of Kentucky:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/blacks

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""Brooks Bridge School" http://name.kdl.kyvl.org/KUKAV-PA58M25-0237
This list is a compilation of interviews of the 57 women – out of a total of 189 interviewees – documenting the life of African-Americans in Lexington in the twentieth century. The interviews undertaken in the 1970s and ’80s typically last an hour, and only a few of them have been transcripted for ease of use. None of them have been digitized at this time.

Aeronautical Achievers, Women in the KY Aviation Hall of Fame:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/aeronautical-achievers

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Discussion Group on Women in the KY Aviation Museum
This project was developed by Martin Schadler, Board of Trustees, Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

20th Century Southern History, Eastern Kentucky University:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/EKU

This project led by Dr. Robert Weise, associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, explores the many and diverse roles of Kentucky women in 20th century Southern History.

Lexington Women, African-American
Churches and Civil Rights Activism
:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/churches

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African-American Churches in Lexington and the Civil Rights Movement
This group uses oral history interviews to learn more about women’s history in Lexington and to find, research and document critical sites in the city where women’s activism in the Civil Rights Movement took place. Attention is paid especially to women’s role in voting rights and how the members of selected historic African-American churches remember those experiences. The Lexington History Museum is supporting this project for its continued use and interaction for educational purposes.

Midway Woman’s Club, local businesses and the Civil Rights Era:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/midway

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Midway Woman's Club Group
 This group is to support the discussions regarding the project on the history of Midway Woman’s Club and the members’ roles and activities during the civil rights era in Midway, including relationships with the businesses along the train tracks.  The Midway Woman’s Club is supporting this project for its continued use.

Lexington Women, a Neighborhood and Lexington’s “Urban Renewal” of 1965:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/neighbors

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Group for the Lexington women and Neighborhood Associations
This group is focusing on the 1965 urban renewal project that was rejected by the Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Association. Members are researching the issues surrounding this action and the role of women in this decision. Why was the plan rejected? How did it affect the community? Who was in favor of it? Against it? Did the decision result from or impact civil rights issues of the day? Who were the women involved and did the neighborhood’s civic leaders expect a certain role for them to play in the process?  The Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Association supports this research and its continued efforts.

Lexington Women at the Crossroads:

www.kywcrh.org/voices/crossroads

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Group for Women at the Crossroads in Lexington
 This group is to support the discussions about the the impact of integration of Lexington public areas and local businesses on the businesses, nightlife and community morale — focusing specifically on experiences of women — as evidenced by those places and people found at or nearby the intersection of Dewees and 3rd street in the MLK Jr. Neighborhood in the 1950s-60s.   The Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Association supports this research and its continued efforts.

Women and Factory Work in Lexington During the Civil Rights Era

www.kywcrh.org/voices/factory

Join the Discussion Group This project is crafted in partnership with the Lexington History Museum .

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