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00:00:05 - Personal background / founding of State Street Missionary Baptist Church

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

Segment Synopsis: Hollins discusses the history of the church and some of its founding members.

Keywords: Ambrose Hampton; Aniah Cooke; Bowling Green (Ky.); Charlotte Ogden; Christians; Church members; Education; First African Baptist Church; First Baptist Church; First Colored Baptist Church; Founders; Frankie Morehead; Higher education; Land ownership; Lettie Burnham; Lucy Critten-Mills; Mother church; Pleasant Duncan; Property; Reverend Nelson Loving; Russellville (Ky.); Slaves; State St. Missionary Baptist Church; University of Louisville; Vanderbilt School of Divinity

Subjects: African American Christians; African American churches--Kentucky; African American clergy; African Americans--Education; African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions; Bowling Green (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Race relations--Kentucky; Religious education--United States; Slavery, abolition, and emancipation

00:10:18 - Past ministers / pastorate at the church

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Partial Transcript: Would you discuss the past ministers of State Street and the contributions they have made to the church and to the community?

Segment Synopsis: Hollins discusses some of the notable ministers that served before him. He also describes his time as pastor at the church.

Keywords: Administration; Black community; Budget; Church members; Contribution; Education; Finances; Land ownership; Leadership; Ministers; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Officers; Pastors; Property; Reverend Dr. J. E. Jones; Reverend Henry W. Jones; Reverend Nelson Loving; Sex education; Sexuality

Subjects: African American Christians; African American clergy; African American leadership; African American youth--Education; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Religion; Bowling Green (Ky.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rural African Americans; Sex education

00:22:19 - Church activities

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Partial Transcript: We also emphasize, uh, counseling, especially to, to our young people.

Segment Synopsis: Hollins describes the activities the church is involved with in the community.

Keywords: Bible study; Black churches; Black preachers; Board of education; Bowling Green (Ky.); Church activities; Counselors; Education; Ministry; School board; Social activities; Teaching; Young people

Subjects: African American Christians; African American churches--Kentucky; African American students; African Americans--Education; Bible--Study and teaching; Counseling; Race relations--Kentucky

00:32:42 - Role of the Black minister / changes in the ministry

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Partial Transcript: Is the Black minister still the leader in the Black community?

Segment Synopsis: Hollins discusses the role of the minister in the Black church. He also describes the changes he has seen in the ministry over the years.

Keywords: Administration; Administrative work; Black community; Black ministers; Buildings; Construction; Employment; Finances; Incorporated; Incorporation; Leaders; Leadership; Organizational structure; Professions; Public hearings

Subjects: African American Christians; African American clergy; African American leadership; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social conditions

00:42:06 - Church's involvement in the civil rights movement / relations between Black and White churches

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

Segment Synopsis: Hollins discusses the church's involvement in the civil rights movement. He also describes the relationships between Black and White churches. [There is a break in audio (46:09-46:26)]

Keywords: Black churches; Christianity; Civil rights movement; College students; Fellowship; God; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Prayer; Students; Tradition; White churches

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Social conditions; Christianity; College students--Religious life; Race relations--Kentucky

00:53:00 - Future of the Black church

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Partial Transcript: Do you have a church history or any records that could be copied to go along with our oral interview?

Segment Synopsis: Hollins discusses what he believes is the future of the Black church.

Keywords: Black churches; Christianity; Church history; Fellowship; Future; Hope; Records; Young people

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