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African American Schools in Elliott County, KY

There is not a record of a colored school or Negro students in Elliott County, KY [sources: Kentucky Public School Directory; Kentucky School Directory; Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky; and Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky]. It is unclear if the children attended school with the white children, or attended the colored schools in a nearby county, or there were other arrangements. In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census, there were seven Collins children between the ages of 5 and 17, and two Howard children ages 10 and 7, all in Elliott County. In 1880, there was one African American child of school age; in 1900 there were five Leadenham children of school age; and in 1920 there were four children of school age.

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NKAA Source: Kentucky public school directory (serial)
NKAA Source: The Kentucky school directory (serial)
NKAA Source: Annual report of the superintendent of public instruction of Kentucky for the school year ending ... (annual)
NKAA Source: Biennial report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of Kentucky with accompanying documents for the two years beginning July 1 ... and ending June 30 ... (periodical)

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“African American Schools in Elliott County, KY,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed August 20, 2019,

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