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

Southgate Street School

Southgate Street School is the oldest standing African American building in Kentucky. Located in Newport, KY, the school is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the first African American school in Kentucky funded by a city general fund. For more see Jim Reis, "Southgate Street School stood alone for decades," Kentucky Post, 02/17/03; and The Voice of the East Row Historic Foundation, vol. 2, issue 11 (Nov. 2001). See also African American Schools in the NKAA Database.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky post (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Voice of the East Row Historic Foundation

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“Southgate Street School,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 20, 2023,

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