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Allensville (KY) Emancipation Celebration

For more than 123 years, on or around August 8, the Allensville community has been celebrating the Emancipation of African Americans. About 200 people attended the celebration in 1992.

For more see "Kentuckians celebrate Emancipation Proclamation," The Evansville Courier, 8/10/1992, Metro section, p. A4; Rhoda Miller, "'8th of August' is Celebration of Emancipation in Western Kentucky," 8/8/2018, at the WKU FM website; and "August 8th in Allensville" on p. 16 in Todd County, Kentucky. Family History.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Todd County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Allensville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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NKAA Source: Evansville courier & press (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Todd County, Kentucky, family history

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“Allensville (KY) Emancipation Celebration,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 15, 2024,

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