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Oral history interview with Nelson Goodwin

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Creator:Goodwin, Nelson, 1907-1991
Creator:Chumbley, Kenneth Lawrence
Title:Oral history interview with Nelson Goodwin
Date:1979 Jan. 10

Oral history interview conducted with Nelson Goodwin on January 10, 1979 by Kenneth Chumbley. Mr. Goodwin, a nursery owner and local historian from Louisville, Kentucky, discusses his ancestors and other African Americans who lived in the Petersburg / Newburg area. He describes the relationships of various African Americans with white slaveowners, and the efforts blacks made to build their community following slavery. He describes his own efforts to develop his community through the location of library in Newburg and the Petersburg Historical Society's programs, as well as his fight against urban renewal. He also talks about his own career in the nursery business.

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Types:Sound recordings | Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Goodwin, Nelson, 1907-1991 | African Americans--Kentucky--Jefferson County--History | African American businesspeople--Kentucky--Louisville | African American historians--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Social conditions | Race relations--Kentucky--Louisville | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Slavery--Kentucky--Jefferson County | History--Societies, etc. | Civil rights--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Civil rights--Kentucky--Louisville | Urban renewal--Kentucky--Louisville | Libraries--Kentucky--Louisville | Nurseries (Horticulture)--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans and libraries--Kentucky--Newburg | Petersburg (Jefferson County, Ky.) | United States, Kentucky, Newburg | 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 698 and 699, 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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