Saving Stories
9:20 am
Tue February 18, 2014

SAVING STORIES: A Window Into Lexington's Segregated Past

This week we take a look back at Douglass Park, Lexington's first park dedicated exclusively for African Americans.

Lexington's Douglass Park
Credit lexingtonky.gov
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Hear what the park used to look like when it was built around 1916 as the city's first All-Black park.

The oral history interview was conducted in the 1990's with James O. Jones, who served as the commissioner for Lexington's African American Board of Parks.

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