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Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, Jr.

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Creator:Parrish, Charles Henry, 1899-
Creator:Cox, Dwayne, 1950-
Creator:Morison, William James, 1943-
Title:Oral history interview with Charles H. Parrish, Jr.

Oral history interview conducted with sociologist Charles H. Parrish, Jr. on December 1 and 14, 1976 and February 21, 1977 by Dwayne Cox and William Morison. Dr. Parrish discusses his father, Charles H. Parrish, Sr., who was a Baptist minister and president of Simmons University, a black Baptist college in Louisville. Parrish also discusses his own life and work, including his time teaching at Simmons, at Louisville Municipal College (University of Louisville's college for African Americans under segregation), and finally at the University of Louisville after the Municipal College closed and UofL integrated. Dr. Parrish was the only member of Municipal's faculty who was offered an appointment at UofL following LMC's closure of LMC, becoming UofL's first African American faculty member. He describes this experience as well as his ongoing research interests.

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Types:Sound recordings | Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Parrish, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1859-1931 | Warley, William, 1899-1946 | Cole, I. Willis, 1887-1950 | Kent, Raymond Asa, 1883-1943 | Davidson, Philip, 1902-2000 | Johnson, Lyman T., 1906-1997 | Sociologists--Kentucky--Louisville | African American sociologists--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Education (Higher) | African Americans--Social conditions | African American college teachers--Kentucky--Louisville | African American educators--Kentucky--Louisville | African American newspapers--Kentucky--Louisville | African American newspaper editors--Kentucky--Louisville | Segregation in education--Kentucky--Louisville | College integration--Kentucky--Louisville | African American universities and colleges--Kentucky--Louisville | Universities and colleges--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Baptists--Kentucky--Louisville | Baptists--Clergy | College presidents--Kentucky--Louisville | Blacks--Study and teaching | Sociology | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | University of Louisville | Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.) | Simmons University (Louisville, Ky.) | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary | Berea College | Eckstein Norton Institute | Lincoln Institute (Simpsonville, Ky.) | Howard University | Kentucky State College (Frankfort, Ky.) | Louisville Defender (Louisville, Ky.) | Louisville Leader (Ky.) | Louisville News (Ky.) | United States, Kentucky, Simpsonville | United States, Kentucky, Shelby County | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407
Collection:African American Oral History Collection
Institution:University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center
Contributors:University of Louisville. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections
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African American Community Interviews Collection (William F. Ekstrom Library. University Archives and Records Center)

African American Oral History Collection, Oral History Center, University of Louisville Archives and Records Center.

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Forms part of online collection: African American Community Interviews, Oral History Center, University of Louisville Archives and Records Center

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