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

Smith, John W.

Smith was the first African American elected to the Henry County, KY, Board of Education. For more see "17 blacks are local school board members," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 25.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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“Smith, John W.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 26, 2020,

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