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00:00:01 - Working at Castle Farms / blacks in the horse industry

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Partial Transcript: ...I'm working for the Urban League on their oral history project. I'm speaking with Mr. Luther W. Figgs...

Segment Synopsis: Figgs mentions a little of his early life. He discusses his involvement in the horse industry, including his job duties while at Castle Farms. He also discusses the role blacks played in the horse industry.

Keywords: Blacks in the horse industry; Castle Farms; Horse breeding; Race relations

Subjects: African Americans--Employment--Kentucky--Lexington; Horse industry--Kentucky

00:06:06 - Impact of the Great Depression

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Partial Transcript: So, in, in, in '28 did a lot of, a lot of colored men lose their jobs?

Segment Synopsis: Figgs shares personal stories about the relationships he had in the horse industry. He goes on to talk about how his situation changed during the Great Depression.

Keywords: Avon; Great Depression; Race relations; Racial tension; Salaries; Storytelling

Subjects: African Americans--Kentucky--Lexington--Economic conditions; Depressions--1929--Kentucky

00:13:06 - Story about his bosses

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Partial Transcript: When, when the trouble, uh, first started to come about when the whites came in...

Segment Synopsis: Figgs shares a story about an incident between himself and his bosses. In this story he details the relationship he has developed over time with the two owners of the farm where he is employed.

Keywords: Castle Farms; Employment; Horse industry; Race relations; Storytelling

Subjects: African Americans--Employment--Kentucky--Lexington

00:22:17 - Clarence Bishop (??) / blacks in the horse industry

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Partial Transcript: Mr. Figgs what can you tell me about a man named Clarence Bishop (??) ?

Segment Synopsis: Figgs discusses a race rider named Clarence Bishop (??). He also mentions the lack of blacks currently in the horse industry.

Keywords: Horse farms; Issac Murphy; Kentucky Derby; Race Rider; Race relations

Subjects: Horse racing--Kentucky