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OH233 Stanford Barnes Oral History

Stanford Barnes Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – Schools and Education

Series Number: OH233

Interviewee: Barnes, Stanford

Interviewer: Jordan, Thelma

Date interviewed: 1979 November 16

Processed by: Hannah O'Daniel

Date processed: 2014 January 23

Description: 1 sound disc (23 minutes)

Abstract: Barnes discusses the influential high school club, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), which he was active in as a teacher in Kentucky. He faced discrimination as an African American advisor for the club that eventually led him to resign from the position. He was concerned that his students would have limited opportunities due to the VICA supervisors' prejudice against him.

Biographical / Historical note: Barnes was born on May 19, 1924 in Virginia. He received his elementary through secondary education in Virginia before moving to Kentucky in 1962. He served in the United States Army during World War II and Korean War. As a high school teacher in Paducah, Kentucky, he was very active in the school's chapter of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA). He died on July 18, 1998 and is buried in Paducah.

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:

Barnes, Stanford, 1924-1998.

African Americans – Kentucky – History – 20th century.

Kentucky – Race relations.

Education – Kentucky – Paducah – History.

Vocational education – Kentucky.

Vocational teachers – Kentucky.

VICA (Association)