Ora Belle and Frank Cannon, Sr.

Locust Grove Oral History Podcast, Episode 1

The Locust Grove Oral History Podcast is a four-part series featuring stories and conversations remembering those who are buried in Locust Grove, an African-American cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Frank Cannon, Jr.

“You never give up teaching.”
In our first episode, Frank Cannon, Jr. (pictured) speaks with us about his parents, Ora Belle Hamilton Cannon (1911-1998) and Frank Cannon, Sr. (1913-1988); their careers in Jessamine County Schools before and after integration; what it was like to attend Rosenwald-Dunbar School while his father was principal there; and more.


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Episode Sources:

Cannon, Frank, Jr. Personal interview. 12 March 2019.

“Cannon, Frank R., Sr.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 1, 2019, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1076.

History of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Jessamine County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1993.

Episode Credits:

Written and produced by Carrie Green

Recorded by Shantel Richardson and Carrie Green

Engineered by Levi Simonton and Carrie Green

Music by Scott Whiddon