From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Watts, Cato

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Watts was the first African American resident in Louisville, KY, around 1778, and the first resident to be executed, for killing his master. For more see Kentucky: a guide to the Bluegrass state, by Writers' Program of the WPA in the state of Kentucky; Race Relations in the Late 20th Century; and The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky: a guide to the Bluegrass state : typescript
NKAA Source: Encyclopedia of Louisville

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