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

Grooms, Leonard S.

(born: 1912) 

Grooms was born in Hopkinsville, KY, the son of Lizzie Wright Grooms. A pastor and journalist, he was the religious editor at the Hopkinsville Globe Journal for six years. The Hopkinsville Globe Journal was located at 12 8th Street in Hopkinsville, KY [source: The Negro Handbook, 1944]. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Hopkinsville globe journal (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Negro handbook: a manual of current facts, statistics and general information concerning negroes in the United States [1944]
NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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“Grooms, Leonard S.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 28, 2023,

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