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00:00:00 - Personal background

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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: Mitchell provides a brief personal background about herself before describing her current position at Zion Baptist Church.

Keywords: Employment; Georgetown (Ky.); Members; Zion Baptist Church

Subjects: African American Christians; African American churches--Kentucky; African Americans--Religion.; Teaching

00:00:52 - History of Zion Baptist Church

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Partial Transcript: Could you give me some of the church history of Zion Baptist?

Segment Synopsis: Mitchell discusses the history of Zion Baptist Church from its founding, board members, and pastors.

Keywords: A. L. Pearson; Bethany Little; Community; D. W. Ceils; Fundraising; Georgetown (Ky.); Georgetown College; Henry Neil; James Jackson; John Bradford; Land ownership; Mark Thomas; Ruben Thomas,Charlie Carlton; Segregation,R. P Huffman; Sunny Thomas; Tom Stewart; W. J. Young Price; Wages; William Carrington; Zion Baptist Church

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American leadership; African Americans--Education.; Religion; Segregation.

00:09:56 - Church activities and organizations

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Partial Transcript: How long ha, have you been a member of Zion Baptist?

Segment Synopsis: Mitchell discusses the church organizations and activities that were created in order to help youth within the Black community.

Keywords: Baptist Training Union (BTU); Fundraising; Higher education; Lexington (Ky.); Ministers; Outreach; Teaching; Youth

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American youth; African Americans--Social conditions.

00:16:20 - Black ministers / church's involvement in the civil rights movement

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

Segment Synopsis: Mitchell shares her opinion on the social shift in Black minsters and their role as leaders. She also describes the church's involvement in the civil rights movement.

Keywords: Community; Higher education; Preaching; Racism; Segregation

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

00:17:45 - Black and White churches / rural and city churches

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Partial Transcript: What kind of relationship has existed between Black and White churches in Georgetown over the years?

Segment Synopsis: Mitchell discusses the relations between Black and White churches. She also describes the differences between rural and city churches.

Keywords: Black churches; City churches; Community; Leadership; Rural churches; Segregation; White churches

Subjects: African Americans--Social conditions.; Discrimination.; Race relations--Kentucky; Racism

00:19:08 - Problems in the Black community / current state of Black churches

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Partial Transcript: What is the church doing about the problems in the Black community?

Segment Synopsis: Mitchell shares her opinion on the problems in the Black community. She also names what she believes are the strengths and weaknesses of the Black church.

Keywords: Blacks; Community; Leadership; Teachers; Youth; Zion Baptist Church

Subjects: African American leadership; African American neighborhoods; African Americans--Social conditions.; Employment.