This cabbage shredder and box belonged to Mary Ruth Slaton, whose diary is in the Kentucky Historical Society collections and used in the depression-era kitchen of our “A Kentucky Journey” permanent exhibit. Mary Ruth mentions using some of the items from this collection in her daily journal. For example, in an entry dated Aug. 7, 1939, she mentions canning kraut in the afternoon. Her cabbage shredder was most likely used in this task.12/14/18
Man pouring freshly-made sorghum molasses into buckets ca. 1940-50 in Sebree (Webster Co.), Ky. Ohio River Portrait Project, 1990PH02, contributed by Mary Edith Pritchett.
Woman and three children standing next to a large fruit-drying box. Kentucky Historical Society, Robert Burns Stone Collection, Graphic 20
This photo from the Ohio River Portrait Project was contributed by Ida Mae Pruden. The family was Catholic, and one little girl is holding a nun doll. Sears delivery truck is in background; Ida Mae Pruden’s uncle drove it.12/14/18
Sue Turner, Maggie Knott, and other family and friends at a Carter family reunion.12/14/18
This association of Boone descendants and researchers was founded June 30, 1924, and continued until the late-1930s. The first President, and organizer, was William Boone Douglass (third from the left). Mrs. Hazel Atterbury Spraker (third from the right), the author of The Boone Family, was the historian, registrar, and secretary.12/14/18
Ann Reynolds and Bill Meers of LaGrange, KY talk about growing up parallel to each other in a segregated community
Ann Reynolds and William “Bill” Meers discuss growing up in LaGrange, KY when it was a segregated community. They reflect on going to separate segregated schools (1 for white students and 1 for black students) and talk about the community in general during desegregation. Reynolds discusses attending the Lincoln Institute as a young woman and later Kentucky State University. Meers discusses attending Transylvania University and attending the 1964 civil rights march on Frankfort as a student there. He remembers finding a small group from LaGrange at the 1964 rally, of which a member was Reynolds’ mother.
David Wilson discusses being the only African American student at Georgetown College in 1964 and his choice to join the rally for civil rights in Frankfort. He talks about discouragement from faculty in attending the 1964 rally in Frankfort and his choice to come anyway.12/14/18