Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Estelle S. Tatman, December 28, 1978

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Background information

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Partial Transcript: My name is Edward Owens. I'm working for the Urban League on the Oral Black History Project.

Segment Synopsis: Estelle Tatman is introduced. She talks about her family, her religion, and how she became involved first in daycare for children, and later with senior citizens.

Keywords: Children; Civic work; Daycares; Fathers; Grandchildren; Married; Missionary work; Relationships; Senior citizens

Subjects: African American families; African Americans--Conduct of life.; African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Religion.; Volunteering

00:03:28 - Daycare

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Partial Transcript: How did you get involved in the pre--(audio distortion)--

Segment Synopsis: Tatman talks about how she came to run a daycare out of her home. She talks about the people whose children she kept, applying for licenses, and the types of activities the children did at the daycare.

Keywords: Activities; Childcare; Children; Daughters; Daycares; Health permits; Help; IBM; Involvement; Licenses; Parents; Requirements

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American families; African Americans--Social conditions.

00:09:22 - Becoming involved with senior citizens

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Partial Transcript: Why did you decide to, to give it up?

Segment Synopsis: Tatman talks about why she decided to stop running a daycare, talks about her volunteer work, and how she became involved with senior citizens.

Keywords: Black children; Black daycares; Children; Jobs; Missionary work; Senior citizens; Volunteering

Subjects: African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions.; Lexington (Ky.)--Race relations.; Older people.; Race discrimination.; Volunteers

00:11:43 - Activities for the senior citizens

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Partial Transcript: Uh, what did, uh, being a Site Director entail?

Segment Synopsis: Tatman talks about her job as Site Director for the senior citizens, and discuses the types of activities she plans for them. She talks about how the seniors benefit from the activities.

Keywords: Activities; Arts and crafts; Contact; Helping; Holidays; Programs; Relationships; Religion; Senior citizens; Site Director

Subjects: African Americans--Employment.; Older people.; Recreation

00:16:49 - Domestic work

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Partial Transcript: Now you've been doing domestic work. Uh, how did, how did this come about?

Segment Synopsis: Tatman talks about her experiences as a domestic worker, and her relationship with her employer. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Domestic work; Employees; Employers; Jobs; Occupations; Playing Bridge; Relationships; Religion; Social interaction

Subjects: African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Social conditions.; Lexington (Ky.)--Race relations.