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Kennedy, Raymond "Ray"

(born: 1913  -  died: 1997) 

Kennedy was probably born in Bryantsville, KY; he is the older brother of John "Jay" Kennedy. The family moved to Kensington/Greensburg, Pennsylvania after the brothers' father died. The Kennedy brothers became well-known horsemen. Photographs of the brothers are available at the Black Horsemen website. There were many other African American horsemen such as those featured in the American Saddlebred Museum 2007 exhibit - Out of the Shadows: Bringing to Light Black Horsemen in Saddlebred History. Additional information provided by Jayne Kennedy-Ellis, niece of Raymond Kennedy. For more information on the Black Horsemen, see the DVD titled Out of the Shadows, winner of a Silver Telly at the 28th Annual Telly Awards, available at the American Saddlebred Museum.

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NKAA Entry: Kennedy, John W. "Jay"
NKAA Source: Out of the Shadows: Bringing to Light Black Horsemen in Saddlebred History (videorecording)

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“Kennedy, Raymond "Ray",” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 19, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/1486.

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