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Interview with Andrew Wade, November 8, 1989

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Creator:Wade, Andrew, IV
Creator:Fosl, Catherine
Title:Interview with Andrew Wade, November 8, 1989
Date:1989 Nov. 8

Interview with Andrew Wade, November 8, 1989 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

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.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Wade, Andrew, IV--Interviews | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Hamilton, A. Scott | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Communism | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Intimidation--Kentucky--Louisville | Sedition | Communism--Kentucky--Louisville | African American veterans--Kentucky--Louisville | African American civil rights workers--Kentucky--Louisville | Real property--Kentucky--Louisville | Real estate developers--Kentucky--Louisville | Neighborhoods--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Bombings--Kentucky--Louisville | Trials (Sedition)--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in insurance--Kentucky--Louisville | Electricians--Kentucky--Louisville | Electricians--Labor unions--Kentucky--Louisville | Race discrimination--Kentucky--Louisville | Racism in the press--Kentucky--Louisville | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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