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

The African American Ball (Lexington, KY)

(start date: January 22, 1994  -  end date: January 19, 2019) 

The 1st Annual African American Ball was presented as a charity event in January 1994 and has since been held every year. It is the largest African American ball in the state; more than 6,000 guests have attended the affair over the years. The ball is a black tie event with art, entertainment, fashion, and music all in one night. Proceeds benefit the African American Forum Endowment Fund of the Blue Grass Community Foundation.

The African American Ball Grand Finale was held January 19, 2019. 

For more see the  Lexington Herald-Leader's annual articles about the ball from 1994-2019.

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