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Thomas, Jay V., Sr.

(born: 1930  -  died: 2003) 

Jay V. Thomas was the first African American photographer on the staff of the Louisville, KY newspaper, the Courier-Journal. He was also a photographer for the Louisville Defender. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he is buried in the Lebanon National Cemetery in Lebanon, KY.

For more see Rev. L. Coleman, "A remembrance of Jay Thomas; Photographer, role model," Courier-Journal, 4/23/03, Forum section, p. 9A.

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NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)

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