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Lyman Johnson, July 12, 1990. Interview A-0351.
Civil Rights Battles in a Progressive Southern City: Lyman Johnson traces his lifelong pursuit of racial equality through his father's rejection of racial hierarchies, his experiences as an educated black Navy solder, his observations of racial violence, and his efforts to get equal pay and union representation for Louisville teachers.
Interviewee: Lyman Johnson    Interviewer: John Egerton
Duration: 01:03:17     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 10 excerpts.