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Interview with Eric Tachau and Mary Tachau, November 11, 1989

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Creator:Tachau, Eric, 1924-2002
Creator:Tachau, Mary K. Bonsteel, 1926-
Title:Interview with Eric Tachau and Mary Tachau, November 11, 1989
Date:1989 Nov. 11

Interview with Eric and Mary K. Tachau, November 11, 1989 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

Eric Tachau was vice president of the Louisville Fire and Marine Company who in 1954 he insured a house in a white neighborhood, Shively, for an African American couple, Andrew and Charlotte Wade, that was soon after bombed. In this interview, Eric Tachau discusses his motivation for insuring the house and gives reasons for the bombing that are not related to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. He also speaks about how the community labeled Anne and Carl Braden as communists after the Wade incident. Mary K. Tachau was a history professor at University of Louisville and she discusses being on the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union board, school desegregation, and Anne Braden's views about school desegregation in Jefferson County.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Tachau, Eric, 1924-2002--Interviews | Tachau, Mary K. Bonsteel, 1926- --Interviews | Wade, Andrew, IV | Brown, Oliver, 1918- | Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Jackson, Jesse, 1941- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957 | Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997 | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights movements--United States | American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky | Discrimination in housing | Segregation | Racism | Segregation in education | School integration | Insurance agents--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in insurance--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Discrimination in medical care--Kentucky--Louisville | Louisville Urban League | Presidents--Election--1948 | Presidents--Election--1984 | Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) | National Rainbow Coalition (U.S.) | Communist Party of the United States of America | Communists--United States | African American household employees--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Violence against--Kentucky--Louisville | Bombings--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Racism--Kentucky--Louisville | Segregation in education--Kentucky--Louisville | School integration--Kentucky--Louisville | Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.) | Cold War--Influence | McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957--Influence | Feminists--Kentucky--Louisville | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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