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The Kentucky Oral History Commission, a program of the Kentucky Historical Society, presents this online guide to the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project.

The goal of the project is to provide an extensive base of primary resources from which to develop educational programming that will advance understanding of the history and legacy of the civil rights movement in Kentucky. Primary through high school teachers can access curriculum materials developed specifically for the oral histories collected in this project.

This online database/catalog provides acce ss to audio and video excerpts, and over 10,000 pages of transcriptions, all of which are full-text searchable and can be sorted by county, by subject or by decade. At present 122 interviews are represented in this databse. We hope to add an additional 150 in the coming year. Video is accessible via Windows Media Player. If you cannot access the video content, download the free player for both Mac and PC systems. Audio excerpts are encoded as .mp3 files which are compatible with most media players. The transcriptions are available through your internet browswer, or by using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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