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00:00:10 - Background information / Haskins Drive Housing Development

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Partial Transcript: I'm speaking with Mr. Ovan Haskins a retired realtor in Lexington

Segment Synopsis: Haskins discusses how he developed the Haskins Drive subdivision, including how the name was created.

Keywords: Black businesses; Black businessmen; Black entrepreneurs in Lexington; Black housing developments; Black insurance agents; Black real estate agents; Black subdivisions; Haskins Drive (Lexington, Ky.); Insurance business; Lexington (Ky.); public involvement

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American business people--Kentucky--Lexington

00:06:46 - The growth of Haskins Drive

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Partial Transcript: It took a lot of time and, a lot of sweat and tears...

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about selling the lots of the Haskins Drive development and the general growth of the development, including the various prices of the lots and the his financial situation at the time.

Keywords: Black subdivisions; Haskins Drive Housing Development

Subjects: African American business enterprises; Housing development

00:09:43 - Opposition to Haskins Drive

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Partial Transcript: When you first started, uh, thinking about this project and you made your ideas known, was there any opposition from downtown?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about the opposition and support he received while building the Haskins Drive Housing Development. He also discusses the lack of support he received from the black contracting community.

Keywords: Black businessmen; Black real estate developers; Black subdivisions; Community involvement; G.I. loans; Haskins Drive Housing Development

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American business people--Kentucky--Louisville; African Americans--Kentucky--Lexington--Economic conditions; Housing development

00:13:39 - Haskins Drive contractors / insurance business beginnings

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Partial Transcript: Who was the contractor that built the homes?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins mentions the various contractors that built homes in the Haskins Drive subdivision. He also talks about how he became an insurance broker.

Keywords: Black businesses; Black contractors; Haskins Drive Housing Development; Insurance broker; Insurance business; Lexington contractors

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American business people--Kentucky--Lexington

00:18:11 - Blacks and the insurance business / experiences with discrimination

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Partial Transcript: During 1921 were there any other black insurance people in Lexington?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about the presence of blacks in the insurance business in Lexington. He also comments on how being black impacted his career.

Keywords: Black insurance agents; Inequality in employment; Insurance business; Lexington (Ky.); Racial discrimination

Subjects: African American business enterprises; Discrimination in employment

00:23:29 - St. Martins Subdivision / feelings on Haskins Drive

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Haskins after you had completed haskins drive, was there another black subdivision developed?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about another black subdivision, St. Martins, which was developed around the same time as Haskins Drive. He goes on to discuss why he was discouraged from being a developer after working on Haskins Drive.

Keywords: Haskins Drive Housing Development; St. Martins subdivision

Subjects: African American business enterprises

00:27:58 - Black communities in Lexington

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Partial Transcript: Why aren't there more black communities in Lexington?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about why Lexington lacks black communities, including some of the business obstacles black businessmen face.[Parts of this segment are hard to hear]

Keywords: Black businesses; Black community

Subjects: African American business enterprises

00:30:46 - Lexington Hustlers Baseball team

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Haskins could you tell me something about the baseball team you owned in Lexington?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins discusses his involvement with the Lexington Hustlers baseball team, including forming the team. He also talks about some of the financial issues they had to deal with. [Parts of this segment are hard to understand]

Keywords: Black businesses; Johnnie Jackson; Lexington Hustlers; Negro Baseball League; Race relations

Subjects: African American business people--Kentucky--Lexington; Baseball--Management; Negro leagues

00:35:06 - Lexington Hustlers continued

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Partial Transcript: Who purchased the brand?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins talks about the owners of the Lexington Hustlers, including the involvement of Dr. Lee. He also talks about the racial makeup of the team including the team's management.

Keywords: All-black; Baseball Negro League; Black community support; Dr. Lee; Johnnie Jackson; Lexington Hustlers; Race relations

Subjects: African Americans--Sports

00:39:00 - Human Rights Commission / YMCA

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Haskins can you tell us about your involvement with the Human Rights Commission?

Segment Synopsis: Haskins mentions some of the people involved in the Human Rights Commission. He also talks about his involvement with the YMCA; including his part in building the Second Street branch. The interview is concluded. [This segment has long periods of silence]

Keywords: High Street; Human Rights Commission; Integration of YMCA; Second Street YMCA; Segregation; YMCA; YWCA

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American business people--Kentucky--Lexington