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Liberty Association - African American Baptists in Kentucky

(born: 1868) 

The address of the 50th Anniversary of the Liberty Association (1918) is included in Jubilee History and Biographical Sketches of Liberty Association, by G. R. Ford. The organization was established in 1868 by Rev. Peter Murrell, moderator of the first meeting held in Horse Cave, KY; Allen Allensworth was the secretary. Rev. Murrell continued as an administrator of the association until the early 1900s.

The meetings were held in the Hart, Barren, and Muhlenberg County areas of the state. In 1875, the Zion affiliation left the association. The year 1918 was also the 55th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was recognized during the Liberty Association meeting. It was estimated that there were 80,000 Colored Baptists in Kentucky.

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Horse Cave, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

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NKAA Source: The Jubliee history and biographical sketches of the Liberty Association
NKAA Entry: Murrell, Peter
NKAA Entry: Allensworth, Allen [Allensworth, CA]

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“Liberty Association - African American Baptists in Kentucky,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 18, 2024,

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