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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?...

Victoria (Vickie) L. G. Berry, born in Paris, KY, was the first African American director of the Bourbon County Senior Citizen Center.  She was with the Center for almost 25 years when she retired in 2012. She was first a van driver, then advanced to clerk typist, and in 2005 was named director. Read more about Victoria Lynn Green Berry.

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