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Kentucky Negro Press Association

The Kentucky Negro Press Association was formed in 1915 with Ed Willis, of the Lexington News, as president, and Lee S. Brown as secretary. The association office was in Louisville, KY. The 2nd Annual Conference of the Kentucky Negro Press Association was held in Lexington, KY, in September of 1916. It was held on the grounds of the Kentucky Fair Association. The attendees were guests of the Lexington Colored Fair Association. An earlier Negro Press Association, Kentucky was formed in 1907. For more see a letter from the "Office of the Secretary, Kentucky Negro Press Association, Louisville, KY, October 23, 1915," Freeman, 10/30/1915, p.1; and "The Second Annual Session of the Kentucky Negro Press Association," Freeman, 09/09/1916, p.1.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Willis, Edward D. (horse trainer & newspaper man)
NKAA Entry: Colored A. & M. Fair Association
NKAA Source: Lexington weekly news (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Indianapolis freeman (newspaper)

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NKAA Entry:  Wood, John Edmund [Torch Light newspaper]
NKAA Entry:  Negro Press Association, Kentucky

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