Community Memories: A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

Community Memories: A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

by Winona L. Fletcher, Sheila Mason Burton, James E. Wallace, Douglas A. Boyd
     
 

Community Memories is a fascinating look into life recalled by African Americans who consider Frankfort their home. Featuring unique oral history recollections and over two hundred candid personal photographs collected from community residents, the book provides an enlightening expression of the black experience in Kentucky's capital. The memories focus on

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Community Memories is a fascinating look into life recalled by African Americans who consider Frankfort their home. Featuring unique oral history recollections and over two hundred candid personal photographs collected from community residents, the book provides an enlightening expression of the black experience in Kentucky's capital. The memories focus on the elusive concept of community — that which binds together individuals in the living of everyday life. A satisfying blend of public history and local accounts, Community Memories explores the neighborhood, familial, religious, occupational, social, and educational components of the daily community experience of twentieth-century African Americans in Frankfort.

Published by the Kentucky Historical Society and distributed by the University Press of Kentucky

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"This captivating book conveys a portrait of a community physically lost to urban renewal. As important, Crawfish Bottom contributes to our understanding of the nature of popular memory. Doug Boyd goes beyond generalizations and uses the skills of the historian and folklorist to document the process by which community identity and self-understanding are created, challenged and reshaped in both past and present, and most interestingly by the very intervention of the oral historian. This book will be of great interest to all those interested in the nature and study of community."—Tracy E. K'Meyer, author of Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky" —

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916968304
Publisher:
Kentucky Historical Society
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.84(d)

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