In this interview, one-hundred-year-old Thomas Dionysus Clark recounts with wit and candor his journey from cotton farmer in post-Reconstruction-era Mississippi, to revered and beloved State Historian Laureate for Life in Kentucky. Through his unique voice, he traces the evolution of the profession of history from the 1930s to today. Clark’s words create vivid imagery and reveal his passion for preserving the historical record of his adopted state.

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