Negro Business League (Kentucky)
In 1916, the state of Kentucky did not have a state Negro Business League but did have thirteen chartered local leagues: Bowling Green (J. R. Vass, chair); Covington; Danville (John W. Bate[s], chair); Frankfort (T. K. Robb, chair); Owensboro (Dr. R. B. Bell); Paris (Dr. J. W. Mebane, chair); Lawrenceburg (J. K. Stovall, chair); Georgetown (Manlius Neal, chair); Hopkinsville (E. G. Lamb, chair); Lexington (Dr. W. H. Ballard, chair); Louisville (W. H. Stewart, chair); Winchester (Rev. H. D. Coleaire, chair); and Madisonville (P. R. Cabell, Jr., chair). For more see Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro, 1916-1917.
The National Negro Business League was founded by Bookert T. Washington in Boston, MA in 1900. The goal of the organization was to promote and develop the continued economics of African American businesses. The organization was incorporated in 1901 in New York, and re-incorporated in Washington, D.C. in 1966. At that time, the name was changed to the National Business League.
Read more about the National Business League at BlackPast.Org and several other online articles.