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

Nutter, Homer E.

(born: 1895  -  died: 1989) 

Reverend Homer Nutter was a minister, undertaker, and civil rights leader who fought to end discrimination at downtown businesses in Lexington, KY. He was born in Harrison County, KY and raised in Paris, KY. (In 1900, the Nutter Family lived on 8th Street in Paris, according to the U.S. Federal Census.)

Rev. Nutter was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lexington for 50 years; he replaced Rev. Robert Mitchell in 1926 and retired in 1976. He was a two-time graduate of Simmons University [Simmons College].

Kentucky Governor Wetherby appointed Rev. Nutter to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Desegregation. He was also a member of the Board of Regents at Kentucky State University and the Board of Trustees at Simmons University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I as a company clerk.

Homer Nutter was the husband of Ida B. Coleman Nutter and the son of Harrison and Amelia Nutter.

For more see "Lexington Civil Rights Leader Dies," Lexington Herald-Leader, 7/10/1989, City/State section, p. B1.

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NKAA Entry: Mitchell, Robert
NKAA Entry: Simmons College (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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NKAA Entry: St. Paul United Methodist Church (Paris, KY)

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