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Community Memories: A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

by Winona L. Fletcher, Sheila Mason Burton, James E. Wallace, and Douglas A. Boyd

Availableweb pdf$33.95 978-0-8131-5979-9
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192 pages  Pubdate: 10/17/2014  8.5 x 11  photos, map

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Community Memories is a fascinating look into life recalled by African Americans who consider Frankfort their home. Featuring unique oral history recollections and over two hundred candid personal photographs collected from community residents, the book provides an enlightening expression of the black experience in Kentucky’s capital. The memories focus on the elusive concept of community—that which binds together individuals in the living of everyday life. A satisfying blend of public history and local accounts, Community Memories explores the neighborhood, familial, religious, occupational, social, and educational components of the daily community experience of twentieth-century African Americans in Frankfort.

Published by the Kentucky Historical Society and distributed by the University Press of Kentucky