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

African American Boxers in Kentucky, Photographs

Within the John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Collection are photographs of many competitive African American boxers who participated in the Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY) Golden Gloves tournaments, including Pierre Jackson and other Kentucky State University boxers.

The photographs are of the late 1940s-1950 tournaments and include 460 images from the Golden Gloves series, 1948-1950 and around 100 other Golden Gloves-related photos through the 1950s. Many of these images are of African American boxers.

Contact the Special Collections Research Center at (859) 257-8611 for an appointment to view the collection, for copies of the photographs and copyright information, or to learn more about the photographic collection.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Fayette County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Lexington, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: John C. Wyatt Lexington Herald-Leader Collection
NKAA Entry: Jackson, Pierre W. "Red"

Related Entries Citing this Entry


Cite This NKAA Entry:

“African American Boxers in Kentucky, Photographs,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 19, 2024,

Last modified: 2021-05-07 17:15:42