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.

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Brown, Curlee Sr.

Curlee Brown, Sr. was a civil rights leader in Paducah, KY. He served as the President of the Paducah NAACP Office for more than 30 years, and he also…

Kentucky, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872 @ FamilySearch.org

"These records include letters and endorsements sent and received, account books, applications for rations, applications for relief, court records,…

Cunningham, Terry R.

Terry R. Cunningham served as president of the Maysville Branch of the NAACP, he had helped re-charter the organization in 2004 to the Maysville-Mason…

Neblett, Charles D.

Charles D. Neblett was a founding member of the groupknown as "The Freedom Singers." The quartet performed at the 1963 March on Washington, and…