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

Local Sources

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Bardstown/Nelson County
From out of the dark past their eyes implore us: the black roots of Nelson County, Kentucky / research by Patricia Craven and Richard Pangburn, P. Craven and R. Pangburn, Bardstown, KY, 1996.

Bowling Green/Warren County
Warren County, Kentucky marriages (1866-1962): blacks, 2 volumes, compiled by Warren County Court Clerk's Office, Bowling Green, KY, 1992.

Mt. Moriah Cemetery: A history and census of Bowling Green, Kentucky's African-American cemetery, J. Jeffrey et al., Landmark Association, Bowling Green, KY, 2002.

Brooksville/Bracken County
African-American records: Bracken County, Kentucky 1797-1999 / compiled by African-American Records Committee; Caroline R. Miller, chairperson, funded by Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission and Kentucky Heritage council, Bracken County Historical Society, 1999.

Burlington/Florence/Boone County
African-American persons present at the time of the 1880 census in Boone County, Ky, T. M. Hartman, [S.l. : T.M. Hartman], 1993.

Calhoun/McLean County
McLean County, Kentucky, 1908 - 1914 African American marriages A. L. McLaughlin, Sacramento, KY, 1993.

Camp Nelson/Jessamine & Garrard Counties
The first free spot of ground in Kentucky: the story of Camp Nelson, P. A. Schechter, Honors Paper, Mount Holyoke College, 1986.

Casey County
Free African Americans in Casey County during the era of the Underground Railroad, D. Wilkinson.

Coe Ridge/Cumberland County
The saga of Coe Ridge: a study in oral history, W. L. Montell, University of Tennessee Press, 1970. See also Coe Colony.

Covington/Elsmere/Kenton County
Afro-American residents of Kenton County, Kentucky: the 1900 Kenton County, Kentucky census, T. H. H. Harris, Covington, KY, 1991.

Mary E. Smith Negro Cemetery, Elsmere, Kentucky, S. H. Meyer, New Port, Kentucky 1968.

Danville/Boyle County
Boyle County's black physicians, R. C. Brown, prepared for publication in the Advocate-Messenger, 1992.

Elizabethtown/Hardin County
The Bond-Washington story: the education of black people, Elizabethtown, Kentucky / as told by Lottie Offett Robinson, L. O. Robinson, [S.l.: s.n., c1983].

Eminence/New Castle/Henry County
Who's who among African-Americans of Henry County: past and present, sponsored by Kentucky African American Heritage Commission and First Baptist Church (Eminence, Ky.), [S.l.: s.n.], 1997.

Florence/Boone County
A brief history of slavery in Boone County, Kentucky: A paper read before a meeting of the Boone County Historical Society, Florence, Kentucky, June 2, 1957, by M. S. Caldwell. Florence, Ky.: The author, 1957.

Frankfort/Franklin County
A brief history of the colored churches of Frankfort, Kentucky, E. E. Underwood, Bugle Pub. Co., Frankfort, KY, 1906. See also Edward E. Underwood.

Community memories: a glimpse of African American life in Frankfort, Kentucky, W. L. Fletcher et al., Frankfort, Ky.: Kentucky Historical Society ; Lexington: Distributed by The University Press of Kentucky, 2003.

Georgetown/Scott County
Involvement of blacks in Scott County commerce during the postbellum period (1865-1918), A. B. Bevins, Prepared for Georgetown-Scott County Joint Planning Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council, 1989.

Glasgow/Barren County
Barren County, Kentucky: African-American male marriage index book, surnames A through L, 1799 through 1932, and female marriage index book (married to those with surnames A through L), 1799 through 1932, M. B. Gorin, Gorin Genealogical Pub., Glasgow, KY, 1995.

Greenville/Muhlenberg County
Muhlenberg County, Kentucky black marriage bonds, 1866-1875, G. R. Carver, Greenville, KY, 1993.

Henderson/Henderson County
Henderson Kentucky black births of the city, 1896-1910, Henderson County Historical and Genealogical Society, 2001.

Hopkinsville/Christian County
The dark side of Hopkinsville: stories, T. Poston, annotated by Kathleen A. Hauke, University of Georgia Press, c1991. See also Poston, Theodore R. A. M.

Jamestown/Russell County
Russell Co., Kentucky, Black marriages, C. L. Sanders, Blue Ash, Ohio, 1987.

Lebanon/Marion County
A history of Negro education in Lebanon, Kentucky, 1869-1956, K. Parks, Thesis, University of Louisville, 1956.

Lexington/Fayette County
Black marriage bonds of Fayette County, Kentucky, 1866-1876, Gwendolyn Garrison, Kentucky Tree-Search, Lexington, KY, 1985.

Kinkeadtown: archaeological investigation of an African-American neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky, N. O'Malley, Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky, Program for Cultural Resource Assessment.

Lexington, Kentucky, G. Smith, Arcadia, S.C., 2002.

Negro business directory and fair souvenir: a miniature list of trades, businesses and professions among the Negroes of Lexington, Kentucky, Standard Print Company, Lexington, KY, 1899.

The Negro population of Lexington in the professions, business, education and religion, L. Harris, Lexington, Kentucky, 1907.

Louisville/Jefferson County
African-American life in Louisville, B. M. Tyler, Arcadia, S.C., 1998.

Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1890-1930, G. C. Wright, Thesis, Duke University, 1977.

Brick Yard Holler and a History of the Black Community of West Point, Kentucky, G. Goldsmith, 1999.

A history of Louisville Central High School, 1882-1982, T. C. Tilford-Weathers, General Printing Company, Louisville, KY, 1982.

Life behind a veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930, G. C. Wright, Louisiana State University Press, 2004, 1985.

The policies and purposes of black public schooling in Louisville, Kentucky, 1890-1930, B. F. Jackson, Thesis, Indiana University, 1982, 1976.

The Presbyterian colored missions: Louisville, Kentucky, 1909, J. Little, 1909.

Weeden's History of the colored people of Louisville, H. C. Weeden, Louisville, KY, 1897. See also Henry C. Weeden.

Madisonville/Hopkins County
A study of drop-out students in the colored high school of Madisonville, Ky., 1931-1937, W. E. Lee, Thesis, Hampton Institute, 1938.

Monterey/ Paris/ Bourbon County
"Archeological Investigations at Monterey," H. McKelway, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., Lexington, KY.

Owensboro/Daviess County
"...Born With a Purpose..." Interviews with African Americans in Owensboro, Kentucky, vol. 2, H. Hinton, N. Johnson, H. Midkiff, and C. Swift. A Project of the H. H. Neblett Center Work World Preparation Program, JTPA Summer Challenge '98 Program, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1998.

Interviews with African Americans in Owensboro, Kentucky, vol. 3; bridging our past to our future, H. Hinton, N. Johnson, L. Owens, K. Rowan, K. Taylor and D. Thames. A Project of the H. H. Neblett Center, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1999.

Pikeville/Pike County
Curriculum resources: African American history in Pike County, Kentucky, with emphasis on the historical African American section of the Dils Cemetery, M. F. Sohn and K. K. Sohn, Pikeville-Pike County Tourism Commission, Pikeville, KY, 1996. See also Dils' Cemetery.

Richmond/Madison County
Connections: the Richmond, Kentucky area African-American heritage guide, Richmond, Ky.: Richmond Tourism & Visitor Center, 1998.

First and last years of Richmond High School, R. K. Ferrell, 1998.

Russellville/Logan County
Colored marriage bonds, Logan County, Ky. to 1900, M. Vanderpool, Russellville, KY, 1985.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Coe Colony (Cumberland County, KY)
NKAA Entry: Underwood, Edward Ellsworth
NKAA Entry: Poston, Theodore R. A. M.
NKAA Entry: Weeden, Henry Clay
NKAA Entry: Dils Cemetery

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