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00:00:00 - Family

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Partial Transcript: Okay then. Um, first just ask you a couple of simple questions to get started.

Segment Synopsis: James provides some introductory information, including where she grew up and what her family did for a living.

Keywords: Grandparents; Growing up

Subjects: Childhood; Families.; Owensboro (Ky.); World War, 1914-1918

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:04:07 - School days

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Partial Transcript: And, uh, where did you attend school?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses what going to school was like for her and how important education was in her community.

Keywords: African American community; Black community; Brothers; Schools; Writing

Subjects: African American; African American school children; African Americans--Education; Childhood; Handwriting.

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:16:50 - Church

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Partial Transcript: Change this just a little bit here. Um, was the church an important part of your family's life?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses where she went to church and what her involvement in churches has been like over the years.

Keywords: Childhood; Children; Church services; Churches; Kids

Subjects: African American churches.; Religion

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:20:59 - Work

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Partial Transcript: What, what were some of your, uh--are some of your earliest impressions or memories about Owensboro that you can remember?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses her work experiences over the years and her involvement with the Girl Scouts of America.

Keywords: Girl Scout cookies; Growing; Jobs; Occupations; Women; Work

Subjects: Employment--Kentucky

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:25:54 - African American community

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Partial Transcript: And how would you describe back then the local African American community?

Segment Synopsis: James talks about some of the roles that she and others played in the African American community in Owensboro.

Keywords: Black; Communities; Gender; Girl Scout cookies; Girl Scouts; Occupations; Railroads

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American farmers.; African American leadership; African Americans--Social conditions.; Owensboro (Ky.); Race Relations--Kentucky; Race relations

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:35:01 - School experiences

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Partial Transcript: Okay, let's go--we, we'll go back to school a little bit now.

Segment Synopsis: James discusses her own experiences with education as well as her children's experiences.

Keywords: Art; Child; Children; Kids; Schools

Subjects: African American school administration; African American school children; African Americans--Education.; Teachers

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
00:47:39 - Integration of schools

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Partial Transcript: Let me, let me ba, uh, backtrack just a little bit, uh, some--for some more history here.

Segment Synopsis: James discusses her children's experiences in integrated schools and how they were treated very well despite the fact that they were attending previously all-white schools. At the very end of the segment, James talks about some of the opportunities children in her neighborhood had for going to college.

Keywords: Foust Elementary School; Owensboro (Ky.); Schools

Subjects: African American college students.; African American families; African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky; African Americans--Education (Higher); African Americans--Education.; African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Race identity.; African Americans--Segregation; Discrimination in education.Teachers; Segregation in education--Kentucky

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
01:01:15 - Segregation of public accommodations

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Partial Transcript: Do you have any recol, recollections about, uh, back in the old days about segregated public accommodations?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses segregation and what segregation meant for people who lived in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Keywords: Buttons; Children; Cinemas; Neighbors; Pools; Theaters

Subjects: African American neighborhoods; African Americans--Housing.; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions.; Families.; Integration; Race discrimination.; Rural crimes--Kentucky; Violence

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
01:12:48 - Raising children

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Partial Transcript: What was it like in town back then?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses her childhood and some of the games she played growing up, as well as her experiences raising children, both her own and other people's.

Keywords: Babies; Family; Play; Recreation; Toys

Subjects: Child rearing; Childhood; Families.; Games

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
01:20:37 - Civil rights movement

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Partial Transcript: W, when the civil rights movement, uh, starting picking up momentum in Owensboro, who were some of the leaders in, in the local community?

Segment Synopsis: James discusses the civil rights movement that took place in Owensboro and what kind of an impact it had on her life.

Keywords: Children; Kids; Neighborhoods; Neighborliness; Neighbors; Streets

Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions.; Civil rights movements--United States; Integration; Owensboro (Ky.)

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839
01:34:44 - Radio / stores

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Partial Transcript: D, do you remember w, when you first started listening to radio?

Segment Synopsis: In this final segment, James talks about what she used to do for leisure as a young adult, especially listening to the radio. She mentions the 1937 flood, and talks about the grocery stores at which she used to shop.

Keywords: Bills; Changes; Credit; Debt; Elections; Employment; Evacuation; Groceries; Grocery stores; Husbands; Jobs; Occupations; Radio shows; Radios; Society; Stores; Strand Theater; TVs; Telephones; Televisions; Vacations; Water; White store owners; Work

Subjects: African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions.; Owensboro (Ky.); Radio programs.; Recreation

GPS: Owensboro (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.757748, -87.11839