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Start Year : 1865
End Year : 1867
The 125th Infantry was one of the 41 regiments authorized by Congress during the Civil War. There were four African American units, two in the South and two on the Western Frontier. The 125th Infantry was organized in Spring 1865 in Louisville, KY. The enlistees had to commit to three years of service. During August 1866, eight companies of the 125th were transferred to Mexico and remained there until they were replaced between September and December of 1867. The eight companies were the first African American troops to serve at Ft. Selden. The 125th was eventually sent to Fort Riley, Kansas, where the men were discharged, and the 125th Infantry was disbanded on December 20, 1867. For more see The Buffalo Soldiers: a narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West, by W. H. Leckie.
Subjects: Migration West, Military & Veterans
Geographic Region: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky / Fort Riley, Kansas / Fort Selden, New Mexico
1878 Abdallah Park "Colored" Fair (Harrison County, KY)
Start Year : 1878
"I wonder how many who read this will remember when our colored citizens gave a fair at Abdallah Park? Along about 1878, I put it, and I was there. My father allowed his stable boy to show some stock and sent me along to act as kind of fiduciary agent." For more about the fair and additional history, see "African-American Life in Cynthiana - 1870 - 1940," Harrison Heritage News, February 2004, vol. 5, no. 2 (published monthly by Harrison County Historical Society. PO Box 411, Cynthiana, KY 41031).
Subjects: Colored Fairs & Black Expos, Parks
Geographic Region: Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky
1924 third annual fair and premium list of New Colored Shelby County Fair Association, Inc.
Start Year : 1924
Held Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, September 3, 4 & 5, 1924. At the Shelby County A. & M. Association Fair Grounds near Shelbyville, Ky. Shelbyville, Ky.: Shelby News Press, 1924. Publication available at the Filson Historical Society Library (in the Rare Pamphlet Collection, RB Pamphlet 394.2 N532 1924), in Louisville, KY. An earlier Colored Fair was held in Shelbyville in 1900, the Southern Railroad offered route services to the fair for low rates. See "Low rates via Southern Railroad" in the Mt. Sterling Advocate, 08/28/1900, p.1.
Subjects: Colored Fairs & Black Expos
Geographic Region: Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky
20th-Century Photos of Ex-Slaves
Start Year : 1929
End Year : 1939
This is a flickr site by beeskep that contains photograph images of former slaves who were interviewed for the Slave Narratives. Documenting the lives of former slaves began in 1929 at Fisk College [now Fisk University] and at Southern [now Southern University and A&M College]. The work was continued by Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University] in 1934. The narratives were part of the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Subjects: Freedom, Photographers, Photographs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Geographic Region: Unites States
48th and 49th U.S. Volunteer Infantries, American-Philippine War
Start Year : 1899
End Year : 1902
The 48th and 49th Infantries, organized in 1899, were African American volunteer regiments that were enlisted for battle in the American-Philippine War. The line officers were African Americans; it was during President McKinley's second term in office that the 48th and 49th were formed with the appointment of 24 Captains, 50 1st Lieutenants, 48 2nd Lieutenants, and there were 2,688 enlisted men, all African Americans. The field and staffs were white. The regiments arrived in the Philippines in January 1900, and were stationed in the Department of Northern Luzon. The units had their share of racial problems and the African American officers were treated as enlisted men. There was opposition to the war from African American leaders in the U.S., such as Bishop Henry M. Turner, Booker T. Washington, and Washington, D.C. newspaper editor E. E. Cooper. After a year and a half, the 48th and 49th were the last of the volunteer forces to return to the U.S., in May and June of 1901. Of all the U.S. volunteer regiments in the Philippines, the 48th and 49th had the least desertions and the least reports of abuse of the Filipino people. Private Thomas Taylor, 14 year old from Winchester, KY, was one of the youngest U.S. volunteers in the Philippines.
Listed in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census among the 125 men in Company A, 49th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, were twelve Kentucky natives.
- Danville - Private Govenor Durham b.1875
- Frankfort - 2nd Lieutenant Henry Walls b.1870
- Lexington - Corporal Clifford Chambers b.1880
- Franklin - Private Abby Anderson b.1878, and Private James Turner b.1878
- Louisville - Corporal Lenwood Kendall b.1878, Corporal John VanDyke b.1872, Private James J. Lewis b.1876, Private William Logwood b.1878, Private Charley Miles b.1878, Private Sam Turner b.1877
- Mt. Sterling - Private Keas Anderson b.1878
- Carlisle - Private George Price b.1878
- Cynthiana - Musician Edward J. Berryman b.1879, Private Virgil Asberry b.1880, Private James H. Block b.1880, Private James L. Bradshaw b.1877, Private Calvern Hill b.1880, Private Sanford Holmes b.1879, Private John Ingles b.1876, Private Newell G. Lattamore b.1866
- Elizabethtown - Private Edward Clark b.1879
- Frankfort - Private Abe Crocket b.1871
- Jamestown - Private John Wallace b.1873
- Lexington - Private Joseph Adley b.1880, Private William D. Carter b.1873
- Louisville - Private Robert Parrish b.1881
- Mildale - Sergeant William H. Jones b.1869
- Newport - Corporal George E. Bassett b.1869
- Paris - Corporal James Helvey b.1875, Musician James C. Whaley b.1882, Artificer George T. Robinson b. 1869, Private Richard Bedinger b.1878, Private Charles H. Robinson b.1879, Private John H. Robinson b.1880, Private Charles Steward b.1874, Private Thomas Turner b.1877
- Richmond - Corporal Creed V. Irvine b.1881, Corporal Pleas Ferrill b.1880, Cook Wesley Harris b.1874, Private William Black b.1878, Private James G. Brock b.1878, Private John Dillingham b.1873, Private Merrill Gentry b.1878, Private John Russell b.1867, Private Auros White b.1878, Private Elder W. Campbell b.1872
- Somerset - Private Kite Allen b.1881, Private Thomas Johnson b.1881
- Shelbyville - Private Fleur Lavine b.1879
- Winchester - Corporal John Clemens b.1860, Corporal Arthur Taylor b.1879, Corporal Robert Haggard b.1865, Private Thomas Downey b.1877, Private William Fulda b.1868, Private Isaac Gipson b.1881, Private Fred Kohlas b.1881, Private George W. Mills b.1881, Private Andrew Poston b.1865, Private Lee Taylor b.1881, Corporal Spencer Turner b.1880, Private Allen Childs b.1877, Private Samuel Duncan b.1880, Private Richard Hunter b.1882, Private William T. Rones b.1880, Private Robert Simpson b.1880, Private Thomas Taylor b.1885, Private William Taylor b.1879, Private Henry Watts b.1882, Private Parker Wells b.1881, Private Joseph Williams b.1882, Private Theodore Wilson b.1880
- Kentucky (no city given) - Private Daneal Amos b.1879, Private Edward Clay b.1877, Private James Judy b.1872, Private Edward Smith b.1877
For more information see "Negro Volunteer Regiments in Spanish-American War" in Negro Year Book, 1916-1917 edited by M. N. Work [available online at Google Book Search]; John Scott Reed, "Black Volunteer Troops in the Spanish-Cuban/American War and the Philippine War (1898-1901)" in The War of 1898 and the U.S. Interventions, 1898-1934 by B. R. Beede; for more on the encounters of the 48th and 49th, see Annual Report of Major General Adna R. Chaffee, U.S. Army, Commanding Division of the Philippines, vol.II, 1901 [available full view at Google Book Search]; and "Black Americans in the U.S. Military from the American Revolution to the Korean War" a New York State Military Museum website.
Subjects: Military & Veterans
Geographic Region: Kentucky / Philippines, Asia
78th Tank Battalion
Start Year : 1941
The battalion was the first Black Armor Unit formed by the U.S. Army, January 13, 1941. The men reported to Ft. Knox, KY, to begin warfare training in March 1941. The battalion was re-designated the 758th Tank Battalion in May 1941. It was the first African American tank battalion to fight in World War II. The battalion was reactivated in 1946 and re-designated as the 64th Tank Battalion, later fighting in the Korean War. For more see Liberators: fighting on two fronts in World War II, by L. Potter, et al.
Subjects: Military & Veterans
Geographic Region: Fort Knox, Bullitt, Hardin, & Meade Counties, Kentucky
800 Camp Street Neighborhood (Indianapolis, IN)
The Camp Street neighborhood became predominately African American in the 20th Century. The residents included Kentucky natives such as 23-year old widow Susan Neely and her 16-year old brother Arthur, who was a tailor. Anna Poole was a 53 year old domestic worker who was also a widow. For more see Ransom Place Archaeology, IUPUI Archaeology Field School; the historical research was conducted by Dr. Susan Sutton's [firstname.lastname@example.org] Spring 2000 Urban Anthropology Class. See IUPUI 2003 Archaeology Field School for information on African Americans from Kentucky who lived on Agnes Street, such as Edmund and Mary Moore.
Subjects: Communities, Migration North
Geographic Region: Kentucky / Indianapolis, Indiana
82nd PGA Golf Championship (Louisville, KY)
Start Year : 2000
Golfer Tiger Woods won the 82nd PGA Championship, beating Bob May in a three-hole playoff at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 20, 2000. The tournament purse was $5,000,000. Woods, who was 24 years old, received the Wanamaker Trophy and $900,000. Bob May received $540,000. The Valhalla Golf Club is a private golf club designed by Jack Nicklaus and owned by the PGA of America. Both the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships were held at Valhalla, and the 2008 Ryder Cup will also be held there. For more on the 82nd PGA Championship see J. Demling, "Tiger makes history with Valhalla win," Courier-Journal, 08/21/2000. See photo image of Tiger Woods with the championship trophy and other images at PGA Championship History Exhibit website.
Subjects: Golf and Golfers
Geographic Region: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky