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00:00:10 - Personal background / founding of Pilgrim Baptist Church

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Partial Transcript: --Edward Owens, I'm working for Doctors George Wright and Benjamin Baker on their oral history project, The Black Church in Kentucky.

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses his personal background, and the founding of the Pilgrim Baptist Church. He also touches upon some of the people who helped organize the church.

Keywords: Church membership; Dr. J. K. Polk; Founders; J. M. Haven; Land; Land ownership; Midway (Ky.); Pilgrim Baptist Church; T. H. Smith

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Religion; Midway (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

00:05:20 - Notable ministers / church membership

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Partial Transcript: Do any of those men stand out in your mind for doing something, uh, especially different for the church?

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses some of the notable ministers at Pilgrim Baptist Church. He also discusses some of the church's history, and the congregation.

Keywords: Building; Church; Church membership; Church services; Classes; Congregation; Construction; Dr. L. V. Jenkins; Education; Fundraising; Money; Pastorate; Remodeling; S. W. George; Simmons Bible College (Ky.)

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Religion; Midway (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

00:09:59 - Church activities / current pastor

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Partial Transcript: What activities was the church involved in years ago?

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses the many activities that Pilgrim Baptist was a part of, as well as the current pastor.

Keywords: Adult League; Auxiliaries; Church Aid; Church activities; District conventions; Education; Evangelism; J. K. Polk; Organization; Pastor's Aid; Reverend William Wembley; State music convention; Teaching

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African American--Religion; African Americans--Education

00:15:46 - Conditions of the church / role of the Black minister

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Partial Transcript: Could you discuss some of the conditions that he had no control over that affected his pastorate?

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses some of the issues that affected Reverend Wembley's ministry, and the role a Black minister plays in his own community.

Keywords: Black community; Black ministers; City council; Pastor Gilbert; Pastorate; Pastors; Reverend William Wembley; Social issues

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African American leadership; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions

00:22:21 - Civil rights movement / relationship between Black and White churches / problems in the Black community

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Partial Transcript: Was Pilgrim Baptist actively involved in the civil rights movement of the sixties?

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses the church's involvement in the civil rights movement. He also speaks on the relationship between White and Black churches in Midway.

Keywords: Black churches; Black community; Fellowship; White churches

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights movements--United States; Race relations--Kentucky--Midway

00:27:05 - Strengths of the Black church

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Partial Transcript: Uh, as far effectiveness in getting things done, where does the Black church's strength lie?

Segment Synopsis: Bradley discusses the strengths of the Black church, especially when it comes to local organizing and community outreach.

Keywords: Black churches; Cemetery; Church members; Community Service Organization; Congregation; Demographics; Education; Strengths

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African American leadership; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Midway (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.