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There are more notable African Americans with Kentucky roots and ties than any one person knows about. Very little has been written about many of them and it is a challenge to find what was written in the past. For some, their stories have only been told by word of mouth. The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA) has been developed as a finding aid to bring together a brief description of pertinent names, places, and events, and to list the sources where additional information may be found. This is not currently an all inclusive database, but we are working toward that goal and suggestions are welcomed.

Please use the Suggestion Form to submit new information or to suggest corrections or new entries in the NKAA database. We really do want to hear from you.

Did You Know?...

Bob White, from Richmond, KY, was the head football coach at Howard, Delaware State College, Kentucky State College, Maryland State College, and most notably, North Carolina State Teachers College in Elizabeth City where his team won the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all four years of Bob White's tenure, 1953-56, for which Bob White was named Coach of the Year all four years. Bob White was also a scout for the NFL Washington Red Skins. For more see the full NKAA entry.

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