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Interview with Andrew Wade, November 8, 1989

Part of Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Andrew Wade, November 8, 1989
Creator:
Andrew Wade; interviewee. Catherine Fosl; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1989
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Andrew Wade was an African American electrical contractor who was an acquaintance of Anne and Carl Braden. In 1954, after trying to buy a house for months with no success, the Bradens bought a home for Wade and his family in Shively, an all-white neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. In this interview, Wade discusses the frustration he found in trying to buy a home in a neighborhood of his choosing and his determination to do so in the face of racial discrimination. He speaks about his white neighbors' fears and tensions that arose eventually leading to the bombing of his home. The sedition case that followed the bombing, Wade's feelings about the commonwealth's attorney, Scott Hamilton, and the Bradens' reputation after the incident are also discussed.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Subject:
Wade, Andrew, IV--Interviews., Braden, Anne, 1924-2006., Braden, Carl, 1914-1975., African Americans--Civil rights., Civil rights movements--United States., Communism., Hamilton, A. Scott.
Source:
Anne Braden Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7mcv4bpp1t/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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