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

Lewis, Ernestine

(born: June 28, 1917  -  died: July 13, 2001) 

Mr. Ernestine Lewis was elected to the Bloomfield, KY  City Council in 1977. The ticket included Freddie Skinner. It was the first time the city council had two African American members.

Ernestine Lewis was the husband of Anna Stivers Lewis and the father of Ronnie and Larry Lewis. He is buried in the Bloomfield Colored Cemetery in Nelson County, KY.

For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 15.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Nelson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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Read about Bloomfield, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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NKAA Entry: Skinner, Fred Isaac "Freddie"

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“Lewis, Ernestine,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 21, 2024,

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