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

Schools for the Colored Race

The following schools are listed in Progress of a Race (1898) as the schools reported by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education: Christian Bible School in Louisville, 26 students; St. Augustin Ladies' Academy in Lebanon, 76 students; Chandler Ladies' Normal School in Lexington, 245 students; State Normal School in Frankfort [now Kentucky State University], 105 students; Central High School, Louisville, 806 students; and Paris Colored High School, 336 students.

For more see Progress of a Race, by J. W. Gibson and W. H. Crogman [available full-text via Google Books]. See also the entries for African American Schools.

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“Schools for the Colored Race,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 28, 2024,

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