Kentucky Oral History Commission
African American Life in Franklin County Oral History Project
aka: The Community Memories Oral History Project
Interviewee: K.L. Moore
Interviewer: Doug Boyd
Interview Date: 06, June, 2002
Interview Location: Frankfort, KY
Interview Number: 1995OH02.17
Rev. K.L. Moore has been pastor of First Baptist Church for forty-two years. He discusses moving to Frankfort in 1960, First Baptist Church, the congregation, music, choir, Sunday School, Gladys Hutchison, his preaching style, gospel music, comparison of First Baptist with other black churches in Frankfort, St. John A.M.E. Church, Corinthian Baptist Church, his duties as a minister, the role of the church in the black community, community activities, Martin Luther King's march on Frankfort, segregation, attending Virginia Union, his association with A.D. King, Martin Luther King's brother, the Civil Rights Movement in Frankfort, Georgia David Powers, introducing Martin Luther King for his speech at the Capitol, Jackie Robinson, the NAACP, sense of unity in the black community, the Bottom, the Craw, fighting urban renewal efforts to take church property, Living the Story, Millie Combs, the size of the congregation at First Baptist Church, and the length of his sermons.
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