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00:00:19 - Family background

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Partial Transcript: This is an oral history interview with Mrs. Sarah Newby for the University of Kentucky African American Alumni Experience.

Segment Synopsis: Sarah Newby is introduced. She talks about her parents' and grandparents' occupations. She lists her siblings, and talks about her relationships with various parts of her family.

Keywords: Brothers; Electricians; Family relationships; Family reunions; Fathers; Grandparents; Homemakers; Housewives; Laborers; Licenses; Madison County (Ky.); Mothers; Parents; Plumbers; Reading; Relatives; Siblings; Sisters

Subjects: African American families; African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Genealogy.; Childhood; Family histories.; Family--history; Nicholasville (Ky.)

GPS: Nicholasville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.882778, -84.576667
00:10:16 - Family's economic status

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Partial Transcript: How would you classify your family's economic status as you were growing up?

Segment Synopsis: Newby says that her family was poor during her childhood but that she was not aware of it. She talks about working during her childhood and teenage years.

Keywords: Bicycles; Clothes; Domestic work; Economic status; Flower shops; Food; Jobs; Ministers; Newspaper routes; Poor; Poverty; Robinsons; Televisions; Washing machines; Working

Subjects: African American families; African Americans--Economic conditions.; African Americans--Employment.; African Americans--Social conditions.; Childhood

GPS: Nicholasville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.882778, -84.576667
00:15:07 - Education

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Partial Transcript: Where did you go to elementary, junior high, and high school?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about the schools she attended in Nicholasville before her mother sent her to Lexington for high school. She talks about being one of two salutatorians in her graduating class, and talks about whether she got a scholarship to help pay for college.

Keywords: Attendance; Mothers; Rosenwald Elementary School; Rosenwald Junior High School; Salutatorians; Scholarships; Segregated buses; Tuition; University of Kentucky; Working

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African American families; African Americans--Education.; African Americans--Social conditions.; Childhood; College costs.; College students--Economic conditions; College students--Employment.; Lexington (Ky.).

GPS: Nicholasville (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.882778, -84.576667
00:18:59 - Experiences at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Were you apprehensive about going to UK?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about how she felt about attending UK, and whether she was aware of any discrimination there at the time. She talks about enrolling in classes, and her first day on campus.

Keywords: Apprehension; Attitudes; Confusing; Enrollment; Frank Cannon; Funkhouser Building; Gym classes; Memorial Coliseum; Principals; Racial slurs; Reputations; Walking; Weight

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington; College environment; College integration; College student orientation.; College students, Black; Discrimination in higher education; Lexington (Ky.)--Race relations.; Minorities in higher education; Race discrimination.; Racism--Kentucky--Lexington; Universities and colleges--Faculty.

GPS: University of Kentucky
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:24:52 - Social life at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: So did you live on campus?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about living off-campus and commuting to class each day. She talks about other students' attitudes towards her due to her rural background. She says she did not participate in many social activities because she was too busy. She discusses the practice of self-segregation in the Student Center.

Keywords: "Country"; Acceptance; Classmates; Clubs; Home economics building; Inclusion; Lexington (Ky.); Maryanne Adams; Masters degrees; Off-campus living; Salutatorians; Self-segregation; Social life; Student Center; Undergraduates; Unity

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington; African Americans--Social life and customs.; College environment; College integration; College students--Attitudes.; College students--Conduct of life.; College students--Social conditions; Minorities in higher education

GPS: University of Kentucky
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:33:11 - Church involvement

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Partial Transcript: So since you didn't live on campus did you just socialize in your home community in Nicholasville?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about her family's involvement in their church, First Baptist Church in Nicholasville. She talks about church activities she participated in.

Keywords: Conventions; Douglass Park; Field trips; First Baptist Church (Nicholasville, Ky.); Musicians; Pastors; Reverends; Social activities; Socializing; Women's Auxiliary; Youth activities

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American families; African Americans--Conduct of life.; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Religion.; African Americans--Social conditions.; African Americans--Social life and customs.; Nicholasville (Ky.)

GPS: Douglass Park (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.071204, -84.501571
00:38:00 - Family's education / Deweese Street

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Partial Transcript: So were you all a close-knit family?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about the level of education her family members completed and discusses where they attended school. She talks briefly about visiting Deweese Street in Lexington.

Keywords: Attitudes; Black businesses; Choices; Close-knit families; Decisions; Deweese Street; Discipline; Fathers; Grandparents; Lyric Theater; Mothers; Movies; Siblings; Social activities; Teaching

Subjects: African American business enterprises; African American college students--Social conditions; African American families; African Americans--Education.; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Social conditions.; African Americans--Social life and customs.; Childhood

GPS: Deweese Street (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.044367, -84.491995
00:42:28 - First job at Douglass School

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Partial Transcript: What is your most memorable moment about UK?

Segment Synopsis: Newby says that her most memorable moment at UK was her graduation. She talks about her first job after graduating, as a teacher at Douglass School. She talks about two principals she worked under at Douglass.

Keywords: Attitudes; Degrees; Discipline; Douglass School; F. D. Talbert; Fayette County School System; Graduation; Jobs; Memorable moments; Mrs. Vanlow; Parents; Principals; Strict; Support

Subjects: African Americans--Employment.; Education--Study and teaching; Teachers--Kentucky; Teaching

GPS: Former location of Douglass School (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.069902, -84.507021
00:45:45 - More on her experiences at the University of Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: So did you attend any sporting events when you were at UK?

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks more about her experiences at UK, discussing Adolph Rupp's reputation, as well as the quality of education she received from the university.

Keywords: Adolph Rupp; Employment; Preparation; Quality of education; Recommendations; Reputations; Segregationists; Sporting events

Subjects: African American college students--Social conditions; African Americans--Education--Kentucky--Lexington; College environment; College integration; College sports--Coaching; College students, Black; College students--Social conditions; Discrimination in higher education; Minorities in higher education

GPS: University of Kentucky
Map Coordinates: 38.033333, -84.5
00:48:23 - Family life since graduation

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Partial Transcript: So tell me a little about your family life after you left UK.

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about her marriage, her husband's education and career, and her daughters' educations.

Keywords: Daughters; Doctor of ministry degree; First Corinthian Baptist Church; Husbands; Louis Alexander Newby; Married; Musicians; Retirement; Teachers; Video ministry; Videographer; Videotapes

Subjects: African American churches--Kentucky; African American families; African Americans--Conduct of life.; African Americans--Education.; African Americans--Employment.

00:54:36 - Teaching career

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Partial Transcript: So tell me a little about your career once you left UK.

Segment Synopsis: Newby talks about some of her former students at Douglass School, and briefly mentions teaching at Mary Todd Elementary after integration. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Careers; Douglass School; Former students; Grades; Mary Todd Elementary School

Subjects: African Americans--Education.; African Americans--Employment.; Lexington (Ky.)--Race relations.; School integration--Kentucky--Fayette County; Segregation in education--Kentucky; Teachers--Kentucky; Teaching

GPS: Mary Todd Elementary School
Map Coordinates: 38.082905, -84.453262