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Oral history interview with Waverley Johnson

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Creator:Johnson, Waverley, 1917-
Creator:Frederick, Olivia M.
Title:Oral history interview with Waverley Johnson
Date:1979 Aug. 30

Oral history interview with hospital administrator Waverley Johnson conducted on August 30, 1979, by Olivia Frederick. Mr. Johnson discusses the Red Cross (Community) Hospital and his role as administrator at this black-run institution. He discusses the difficulty of finding African American doctors to work in Louisville, and the reasons for the demise of Red Cross Hospital.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Johnson, Waverley, 1917- | Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Segregation--Kentucky--Louisville | Race discrimination--Kentucky--Louisville | Race relations | Louisville (Ky.)--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville | Hospitals--Kentucky--Louisville | Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) | Red Cross Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)--Administration | Hospital administrators--Kentucky--Louisville | African American men--Kentucky--Louisville | Discrimination in medical care--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Medical care--Kentucky--Louisville | Hospital closures--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans in medicine--Kentucky--Louisville | African Americans--Hospitals--Kentucky--Louisville | African American physicians--Recruiting--Kentucky--Louisville | 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 tape number 791, 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

Persistent Link to Item:https://ohc.library.louisville.edu/interviews/record.php?q=Johnson%2C%20Waverly