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Interview with Carl R. Hines, Sr., June 28, 2006

Part of Kentucky Legislature Oral History Project

Interview with Carl R. Hines, Sr., June 28, 2006
Carl R. Hines, Sr.; interviewee. Catherine Herdman; interviewer.
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Hines (House 1976-1986, 43rd district; Democrat) describes his experiences growing up in an African-American neighborhood in Louisville during segregation, his college and military experiences, his entry into politics via the Louisville Board of Education and local politics, and some of the issues the city faced with integration, county/city school merger, and busing. He discusses the need for black representation in his district, legislation for better integration, welfare, being a part of the black caucus, his work in the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the camaraderie that existed among legislators, and regional block voting in the legislature. He concludes with his views on how the press covers local and national politics, and how the move away from independent ownership of newspapers has changed coverage. This interview ends abruptly while the conversation is ongoing.
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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Legislators -- Kentucky -- Interviews., African American legislators -- Interviews., Louisville (Ky.) -- Politics and government., Discrimination -- Law and legislation -- Kentucky, Mass media -- Political aspects., Kentucky. Governor (1974-1979 : Carroll), Kentucky. Governor (1979-1983 : Brown), Carroll, Julian M. (Julian Morton), 1931-, Brown, John Y. (John Young) Jr., 1933-, Kidd, Mae Street, 1904-, Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988, Reagan, Ronald, Blume, Norbert L., 1992-, Korean War, 1950-1953, Powers, Georgia Davis, 1923-, Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.), Congressional Black Caucus, African American legislators, Segregation, Busing for school integration, Religion, Partisanship, Regionalism, Lobbyists, Committees, Louisville (Ky.), Frankfort (Ky.), Kentucky Dam Village State Park, West End (Louisville), Williams , Aubrey, United Church of Christ, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), Cities Committee, Education Committee, Health and Welfare Committee (Vice-chair), Housing Opportunity Center, military service, school district merger, campaigning, camaraderie, annual sessions, “My Old Kentucky Home” (lyrics), role of media, Term/District: House (1976-1986), 43rd district, Counties in District: Jefferson County (Ky.)
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