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OH085 Connie Magness Oral History

Connie Magness Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders

Series Number: OH085

Interviewee: Magness, Connie

Interviewer: Susan Jones

Date interviewed: November 20, 1973

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: July 15, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (30 minutes)

Abstract: Connie Magness initially explains that he never was informed nor witnessed any racism in Marshall or Calloway County, Kentucky during the time of the Night Riders. He also discusses how the Night Riders would scrape the tobacco plant beds. He also mentions the "Law and Order" society formed against the Night Riders.

Biographical / Historical note: Connie Magness was a lifelong resident of Calloway County, Kentucky. He was a child living on his father's farm during the era of the Night Riders.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Magness, Connie

Night Riders.

Calloway County (Ky.) – History.

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Kentucky – Race relations.

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history.