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Newly Discovered Audio Takes Listener Inside The Mind Of Civil Rights Legend Lyman T. Johnson

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In our latest edition of Saving Stories, WUKY's award winning history program, Dr. Doug Boyd with the UK Libraries Nunn Center for Oral History shares newly discovered audio from a series of interviews with Lyman T. Johnson; the first African-American student to set foot on the UK campus.  Johnson successfully challenged a state law that prohibited students of different races to be educated together in the same classroom.  The university had been getting around the 'Day Law' by sending professors to the Kentucky State University campus in Frankfort to instruct African-American students.  That all changed with Johnson in 1949.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.
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