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Oral history interview with James Shively

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Creator:Shively, James, 1922-
Creator:Cox, Dwayne, 1950-
Title:Oral history interview with James Shively
Date:1978 Dec. 18

Oral history interview conducted with James Shively on December 18, 1978 by Dwayne Cox. Mr. Shively focuses largely on his education in Louisville, at Louisville Central High School and the Louisville Municipal College, in the 1930s and 1940s. He discusses his extracurricular experiences as well as the more academic aspects of both of these institutions. He also describes his experiences during World War II, when he served in a segregated signal corps unit in Italy. Mr. Shively finished college on the G.I. Bill following the war, and he talks about the difficulty of finding a job once he completed his education, due to discrimination on the basis of race.

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Types:Sound recordings | Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Shively, James, 1922- | African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Education (Secondary)--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Education (Higher)--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Social conditions | Louisville Municipal College for Negroes (Louisville, Ky.) | African American universities and colleges--Kentucky--Louisville | African American high schools--Kentucky--Louisville | Central High School (Louisville, Ky.) | Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity | African American Greek letter societies | African Americans--Employment | Discrimination in employment--Kentucky--Louisville | Race discrimination--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations--History--20th century | World War, 1939-1945--African Americans | African American soldiers--Italy | United States. Army. Signal Corps--African American troops | 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
Original Material:

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

Audiocassette tapes number 692 and 693, 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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