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Stories and conversations remembering those who are buried in Locust Grove, an African-American cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library.

The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast Jessamine County Public Library

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Stories and conversations remembering those who are buried in Locust Grove, an African-American cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library.

    Locust Grove Cemetery Audio Tour

    Locust Grove Cemetery Audio Tour

    In this self-guided audio tour of Locust Grove Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY, you'll visit the graves of former Jessamine County community members and learn their stories. You'll also hear memories from some of their living relatives.

    • 46 min
    Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon

    Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon

    "I wish I had stayed in the kitchen while she cooked." Juanita White remembers her mother, Anna Bell Holloway Jackmon (1912-1985), and shares some of her favorite dishes that her mother used to make.

    • 8 min
    Dorothy and Andrew Smith

    Dorothy and Andrew Smith

    "They were committed to each other, and they were committed to family." Jennifer Smith and Anna Kenion talk about their parents, Dorothy (1930-2013) and Andrew Smith (1930-1993), sharing memories of their faith and love. They also discuss some of the challenges their parents faced, including their father's loss of sight.

    • 11 min
    Ora Belle and Frank Cannon, Sr.

    Ora Belle and Frank Cannon, Sr.

    "You never give up teaching." Frank Cannon, Jr. speaks with us about his parents, Ora Belle Hamilton Cannon (1911-1998) and Frank Cannon, Sr. (1913-1988); their careers in Jessamine County Schools before and after integration; what it was like to attend Rosenwald-Dunbar School while his father was principal there; and more.

    • 12 min

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