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Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, June 24, 1991

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Creator:Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997
Creator:Fosl, Catherine
Title:Interview with Lyman T. Johnson, June 24, 1991
Date:1991 June 24

Interview with Lyman Johnson, June 24, 1991 conducted by Catherine Fosl.

In this interview, educator and civil rights activist Lyman T. Johnson remembers working with Anne Braden from the early days of their civil rights efforts, to the post civil rights campaign in Louisville, Kentucky. During Johnson's time as president of the Louisville Branch of the NAACP, Anne Braden was an NAACP member. Johnson describes the negative reaction of board members and the caution of the African American community toward Anne and Carl Braden who identified as socialist. Johnson also speaks to the varying degrees of public acceptance toward him as the black, male, civil rights activist, and Anne Braden as a white, female, socialist, civil rights activist.

Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings | Transcripts | Sound | Text
Subjects:Braden, Anne, 1924-2006 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997--Interviews | Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993 | Wade, Andrew, IV | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights workers | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Louisville Branch | Segregation in education--Kentucky | University of Kentucky--History | Jefferson County (Ky.). Board of Education | Jefferson County Public Schools | Louisville (Ky.). Division of Police | Prostitution--Kentucky--Louisville | Socialism--Kentucky--Louisville | Communism--Kentucky--Louisville | Central High School (Louisville, Ky.) | College integration--Kentucky | Segregation in higher education--Kentucky | Journalism--Kentucky--Louisville | Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Racism--Kentucky--Louisville | Police brutality--Kentucky--Louisville | Depressions--1929--United States | Teachers--Kentucky--Louisville | African American teachers--Kentucky--Louisville | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Civil rights lawyers--United States | Discrimination in employment--Kentucky--Louisville | United States. Interstate Commerce Commission | Segregation in education--Maryland | Intimidation--Maryland | Discrimination in housing--Kentucky--Louisville | United States. Supreme Court | Reporters and reporting--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Threats of violence--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Violence against--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations | Communists--United States | School boards--Kentucky--Louisville | Wade, Andrew, IV--Trials, litigation, etc. | Bombings--Kentucky--Louisville | McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957--Influence | Cold War--Influence | Christian ethics--Kentucky--Louisville | Prohibited books--Kentucky--Louisville | Censorship--Kentucky--Louisville | Intimidation--Kentucky--Louisville | Degrees, Academic--Kentucky | University of Kentucky--Degrees | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | United States, Maryland, 39.045755, -76.641271 | United States, Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington, 37.9886892, -84.4777153 | United States, Kentucky, Fayette County
Collection:Anne Braden Oral History Project
Institution:Kentucky Virtual Library
Contributors:University of Kentucky
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