Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Sandra Renfro Kirchendorfer, September 10, 2010

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries


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00:00:00 - Miller as principal

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Partial Transcript: Today is September the tenth, 2010, and we are in Williamsburg. My name is Joanna Hay, continuing the interviews as part of the celebration for Jack Miller here in Williamsburg.

Segment Synopsis: Kirchendorfer describes her relationship with Jack Miller. She relates an incident where she got into trouble for cutting school.

Keywords: Cutting school; Nancy Jones; School lunch

Subjects: School discipline.; School principals

GPS: Williamsburg, Kentucky
Map Coordinates: 36.736667, -84.164722
00:04:08 - First day of school after integration

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Partial Transcript: And then, the day of the girls, and, uh, I told him just tonight, that, uh, he didn't know, but, uh, I walked home with those girls every day for lunch.

Segment Synopsis: Kirchendorfer describes the first day of school after desegregation. She talks about her interaction with African American students. She talks about why school integration was so easy for Williamsburg.

Keywords: Principals; Race relations; Students

Subjects: First day of school; School integration--Kentucky

00:08:31 - Miller's legacy / integration in Louisville / Cumberland River

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Partial Transcript: What do you feel, um, Jack Miller's legacy is to Williamsburg, and to Kentucky?

Segment Synopsis: Kirchendorfer describes Miller's impact on his students. She talks about the size of the school and compares Williamsburg High School's integration with the integration of schools in Louisville. She talks about spending time on the Cumberland River.

Keywords: College; Influence; Legacy; Williamsburg High School; Youth

Subjects: High school principals; Williamsburg (Ky.)