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Interview with Aubrey Williams, March 25, 2004

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with Aubrey Williams, March 25, 2004
Aubrey Williams; interviewee. Eric Moyen; interviewer.
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Williams (House 1977-1985, 42nd district; Democrat) recalls his experiences as an African-American growing up in a coal camp, and in the town of Harlan when Jim Crow laws were in effect, playing basketball, experiencing racism in Detroit, college education, law school, the hierarchy present in Louisvilleā€™s municipal government, civic involvement, his chairmanship of the Louisville NAACP, support for his campaign, key legislation in affirmative action, handicap accessibility of buildings, and his impressions of Governors Carroll and Fletcher. Part 1 of 2.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Kentucky
Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., African American legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., Coal mines and mining -- Kentucky -- Harlan., Detroit (Mich.) -- Racism., Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations., Louisville (Ky.) -- Politics and government., Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Kentucky. Governor (2003-2007 : Fletcher), Carroll, Julian M. (Julian Morton), 1931-, Coal mines and mining, Practice of law, Louisville (Ky.), Harlan County (Ky.), Detroit (Mich.), Fletcher, Ernie, 1952-, United Mine Workers of America, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Ku Klux Klan (1915- ), Race discrimination, Religion, Labor unions, Basketball, People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc., Barrier-free design -- Law and legislation, Gun control, Kennedy, Jim, Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Judicial Criminal Committee, voter fraud, campaigning, affirmative action, handicap accessibility, affirmative action legislation, "lemon law", Term/District: House (1977-1985), 42nd district, Counties in District: Jefferson County (Ky.)
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