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00:00:01 - Personal background / founders of Bracktown Baptist Church / notable ministers

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Partial Transcript: I'm working for Dr. George Wright on his oral history project, The Black Church in Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Jackson discusses the founding of the Bracktown Baptist Church and some of its notable members. He also describes some of the activities the church participates in.

Keywords: Bracktown (Ky.); Bracktown Baptist Church; Brotherhood Club; Church members; General Association of Kentucky Baptists; Hobbs Creek District Educational Convention; Leadership Conference; Mammie J. Beatty; Missionary society; Religious education; Reverend Dorrah Scott; Reverend G. K. Offutt; Reverend Isaac Fuller; Reverend J. Chinn; Reverend J. H. Mason; Reverend James A. Smith; Reverend Milton E. Wilson; Reverend Perry Turner; Reverend R. Richmond; Reverend S. P. Young; Reverend T. H. Peoples

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Religion; Baptism and church membership; Bracktown (Ky.)--Buidlings, structures, etc.

00:10:39 - Beginning of the church / church activities / perception of the pastor

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Partial Transcript: Approximately how many people were in Bracktown when the church was first started?

Segment Synopsis: Jackson discusses the beginning of the church. He also speaks on the economic conditions of the families of Bracktown, Kentucky. He also describes the perception of the pastor by the larger community.

Keywords: Alexander Price; Black community; Bracktown (Ky.); Church members; Colonel E. R. Bradley; Employment; Families; Farmers; Farming; John Anna Smith; Land; Land ownership; Leadership; Population; Reverend Dorrah Scott; Reverend J. H. Mason; Revival Church services; Social activities; Work

Subjects: African American clergy; African American families; African American farmers; African American leadership; African American preaching; African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Religion; Bracktown (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

00:20:29 - Condition of the Black church / role of the minister / relations with White churches

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Partial Transcript: But churches has changed just a little bit.

Segment Synopsis: Jackson discusses the current condition of the Black church. He also describes the role of the minister, particularly the minister's role as a leader. He also speaks on the relationship Bracktown Baptist has with White churches in the area.

Keywords: Baptist Church; Black churches; Church attendance; Church members; Church services; Churches; Congregation; Great Depression; Ministers; Preaching; White churches

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African American leadership; African American preaching; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Interracial friendship; Race relations--Kentucky

00:30:25 - Community engagement / youth in the church

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Partial Transcript: As far as helping the people did--were there, um, say, soup lines at the church, what have you, at that time?

Segment Synopsis: Jackson discusses the community engagement activities the church is involved in. He also describes the role of young people in the church and how the church serves the younger generation.

Keywords: African American youth; Church activities; Church attendance; Church membership; Church services; Civil rights movement; Congregation; Fellowship; Finances; Fundraising; Involvement; NAACP; Social issues; Young people

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights movement--United States; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People