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Among the Colored Citizens (Frankfort Newspaper)

As early as February 17, 1883, The Frankfort Roundabout newspaper had a column titled "Colored Department" on p.4. "[Under this head we will publish weekly items of interest to our colored citizens.]" The column fell to the wayside until about 1886-1890s when it was titled "Among the Colored People," then changed to "Among the Colored Citizens." The column was initially located on the front page, but was later moved to the latter pages. The content included news of visitors and vacations, church news, deaths, entertainment, and graduations. The full text available online within Chronicling America.

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NKAA Source: The Frankfort roundabout (newspaper)

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“Among the Colored Citizens (Frankfort Newspaper),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 2, 2023,

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