Freedom on the Border
An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky
Preface by Terry Birdwhistell, Terry L. Birdwhistell, Douglas A. Boyd and James C. Klotter
About the Authors
Tracy E. K'Meyer, associate professor of U.S. history at the University of Louisville, is the author of Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945–1980.
"The book, which shares the activists' own recollection of the struggles to dismantle legal segregation in Kentucky, is the first published study of the civil rights movement in Kentucky."—Lexington Herald-Leader"
"These stories remind us that a social justice movement does not end when laws are passed or crowds dwindle, but continues as long as people experience inequality and act against it."—Linda Elisabeth Beattie, Courier-Journal"
"This is an excellent way to get at what occurred...has the value of interviewing the people who actually experienced the events and who may not have a personal or political ax to grind."—Multicultural Review"
"Freedom on the Border is well organized . . . linking the personal and political, as well as the past and the present."—Indiana Magazine of History"
"This well researched and cogently written volume introduces a unique perspective of the African American freedom struggle that has received only scant attention from most scholars."—Northern Kentucky Heritage"
"Freedom on the Border serves as a valuable introduction to the considerable oral history resources on the movement available in Kentucky."—LeeAnn G. Reynolds, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"
". . . The book provides compelling insight into race relations and the civil rights movement in the state."—Journal of Southern History"
"Fosl and K'Meyer's oral history collection illuminates an amazing variety of individual and collective tactics and strategies that Kentuckians used to fight for equality."—Wesley Hogan, Virginia State University"
"This work certainly brings us closer to understanding two seemingly paradoxical truths of the modern black freedom struggle: regional variations matter, and the Civil Rights movement unfolded differently within the South, across the Midwest, and in the North." — Southern Quarterly"
"Put[s] faces on the participants in the struggle for freedom from oppression and document[s] collaboration as well as contention between blacks and whites, the powerful and the powerless."—Appalachian Journal"
""This is a useful collection that provides further evidence to support the reinterpretation of the black freedom struggle and its leadership that has been underway in recent years." —Journal of African American History"—
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