30 Nov 2 Davis: Olive Bopp Guides the Precocious Davis into Creating
Davis credits her fifth grade instructor Olive Bopp with guiding her into writing.
Merlene Davis graduated from the College of Kentucky with a Journalism degree. She went to the College of California, Berkeley, via the Maynard Institute and worked as a journalist in Memphis Tennessee just before returning to the Lexington Herald-Chief. She was a columnist at the Lexington Herald-Chief from 1985 till her retirement in 2015. She is an inductee into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
This job interview took area on April 30, 2015 as part of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral Historical past Task, Louie B. Nunn Heart for Oral Historical past and College of Kentucky Libraries.
To see the entire job interview pay a visit to: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/28373
Interviewer: Betty Baye
Videographer: Joanna Hay