Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Night Riders
Series Number: OH089
Interviewee: Smith, Marshall
Interviewer: Susan Jones
Date interviewed: April 3, 1973
Processed by: Sheree Wise
Date processed: July 15, 2010
Description: 1 sound disk (5 minutes)
Abstract: Marshall "Doc"; Smith is an African American who lived about two miles from Birmingham, Kentucky during the time of the Night Riders raid on the community in 1908. Smith describes the raid on Birmingham and what led to the violence. He also mentions the issues of tobacco pricing and the names some of Night Rider leaders in Marshall County, Kentucky.
Biographical / Historical note: Marshall Smith resided near Birmingham, Kentucky during the time of the Night Riders. Following the raid on the community his family moved to Lyon County, Kentucky.
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:
Marshall County (Ky.) – History.
Birmingham (Ky.) – History.
Kentucky – Race relations.
Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history. Audio quality is poor in some spots.