angela townsend

Teacher in Bowling Green, Kentucky

angela townsend

Teacher in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Hi, I’m Angela Alexander Townsend. I’m a teacher living in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I am a fan of reading, education, and causes. You can watch my videos with a click on the button above.








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Angela Alexander Townsend, October 2016

We are pleased to announce a new project at the Open Knowledge Initiative!

Angela Alexander Townsend is writing a series of posts about her experiences at the University of Kentucky in the early 1960s. (For a general overview of this history of UK, see this webpage developed by Weston Thompson and Terry Birdwhistell.) Mrs. Townsend was one of only a few black women who lived in dorms on campus. She lived in Boyd Hall, and her roommate (also black) went home every weekend. The only other black women students at UK that she knew about were two transfer students from a junior college who roomed together in Holmes Hall.

Her story is compelling, and the series is rolling out in the following order:

All’s Well That Ends Well” or Is It? – published September 6, 2016

I Ain’t Jumpin’ No Rope
– published September 22, 2016

Culture Shock! (Part One) – published October 4, 2016

Culture Shock! (continued) – published October 5, 2016

“On, On, U of K …” – published October 11, 2016

Taking UK to Fisk – published October 18, 2016

Hail to Thee, Dear Alma Mater – published October 20, 2016

A Tale of Two Universities – published October 22, 2016

A Contrast in Paths to Achievement: Daily Dorm and Campus Life – published November 4, 2016

A Contrast in Paths to Achievement: Daily Routines and Social Lives – published November 7, 2016

Party Life in Nashville: Fisk, Tennessee State, Meharry Medical School – published November 14, 2016

Fall of 1964: Beginning of the End of My Studies at UK – published November 15, 2016

1964-65 at UK – published November 15, 2016

Afterword: Part One – published November 28, 2016

More coming soon

Angela Lewis Alexander Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree fro