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OH089 Marshall "Doc" Smith Oral History

Marshall "Doc" Smith Oral History

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:

Smith, Marshall

Night Riders.

Marshall County (Ky.) – History.

Birmingham (Ky.) – History.

Kentucky – Race relations.

Research Notes: Abstract included with oral history. Audio quality is poor in some spots.