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00:00:05 - Background on Page and Logan County, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: I'm George Wright, professor of history at the University of Texas.

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Page explains how she lived in Logan County all of her life, except for a short time when her husband was in the army and was stationed at Fort Knox. Page explains how the farms in north Logan County were not as productive as the farms in south Logan County and those farms could hire farm hands. Most of the farmhands were African Americans, so they all lived near south Logan.

Keywords: Logan County (Ky.); Rural towns; Small towns

Subjects: African American families; African Americans--Southern States

00:04:22 - Memories of African Americans in Logan County

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Partial Transcript: Today in the 1980s, are there very many blacks who own farms in Logan County or are most of them workers on farms?

Segment Synopsis: Page says there are probably more white farm workers now than African Americans. However, Page says she can't think of exactly how many black people live around Logan nowadays. Page also says she can't remember any African American children. The only family she knew worked on her father's farm.

Keywords: Logan County (Ky.)

Subjects: African American families; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Southern States

00:08:38 - Examples of relations between African Americans and white people

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Partial Transcript: You, you know, the, the--what you just said, that, that's the, the sense that you get in Logan County, in a sense. It's very Southern.

Segment Synopsis: Page gives an example about her father and the farmhands that he hired. She says they were all treated well, black or white. Page talks about an African American woman named Martha who worked at their farm. Page began to realize that Martha was treated differently than the white people. Next, Page talks about race relations after the 1960s, and she says she doesn't remember there being any violence or tension. Even when the schools were integrated she said there were no problems. Page says that her children most likely can't even tell a difference in their classroom. However, there not very many African American teachers, despite efforts from the school. Page also says there are no African American people holding political positions in her region of Logan County. Page says that she visited an NAACP conference and did not see very many local people there, which may mean people are uninterested or simply feel like it's unnecessary.

Keywords: Farmhands; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Politics; Race discrimination; Race relations; School integration; Segregation

Subjects: African Americans--Education; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Southern States

00:22:30 - Lynching in Russellville (Ky.)

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Partial Transcript: The thing that first brought Russellville to my attention was a lynching that happened in 1908.

Segment Synopsis: Page talks about what she had been told about a lynching in Russellville that occurred before she was born. Page remembers that people told her about the lynching tree when she was a child but that was all she was told. Page says she can't understand how people could even do it. However, she does remember the Browder family, who may have been related to one of the victims.

Keywords: Browder family; Browders; Hangings; Lynchings; Prejudice; Russellville (Ky.)

Subjects: African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Southern States; Racism; Violence