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Oral history interview with Frank Moorman, Sr.

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Creator:Moorman, Frank L.
Creator:Chumbley, Kenneth Lawrence
Title:Oral history interview with Frank Moorman, Sr.
Date:1978 Aug. 17

Oral history interview with Frank Moorman, Sr., conducted on August 17, 1978 by Kenneth Chumbley. Mr. Moorman was a businessman in Louisville's Walnut Street area. Mr. Moorman discusses his parents and grandparents, and his early life in Owensboro, Kentucky. He describes his early career there, working for Mr. White, a black pharmacist, both in Owensboro, and then - starting in 1926 - in Louisville. Moorman talks about his move to Louisville, and his move into his own business, first in partnership with J.C. McDonald, and later on his own. Mr. Moorman owned two service stations, one at the corner of 6th and Walnut, and the second at 8th and Walnut. The station at 8th and Walnut was a Standard Oil franchise, and Mr. Moorman discusses his relationship with that company. He also talks about his experiences with Urban Renewal and the civil rights movement, which he supported in principle but which he was not actively involved with. He describes his own personal philosophy of race relations, and his pride at his achievements in business.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:White, R. F. (Randolph F.) | Moorman, Frank L. | African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville | African American business enterprises--Kentucky--Louisville | African American businesspeople--Kentucky--Louisville | Drugstores--Kentucky--Louisville | Pharmacists--Kentucky--Louisville | African American pharmacists--Kentucky--Louisville | Urban renewal--Kentucky--Louisville | Service stations--Kentucky--Louisville | Standard Oil Company | Civil rights--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky--Louisville | Civil rights movements--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations--History--20th century | United States, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, 38.2542376, -85.759407 | United States, Kentucky, Owensboro | United States, Kentucky, Daviess County
Collection:African American Oral History Collection
Institution:University of Louisville University Archives and Records Center
Contributors:University of Louisville. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections
Original Material:

African American Community Interviews Collection (William F. Ekstrom Library. University Archives and Records Center)

Audiocassette tapes number 602 & 603, 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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