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Colored Benevolent Society of Hopkinsville

(start date: 1869) The Colored Benevolent Society of Hopkinsville became a corporate body and was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly on March 11, 1869. The organization established the Union Benevolent Cemetery #5 after the U.S. Civil War.

Source: Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, December 1867, Chapter 1897, p.136, printed at the Kentucky Yeoman Office, 1869; Jennifer P. Brown, "Local man's UBS cemetery research is enhancing Hopkinsvill's Black history archive," Hoptown Chronicle, 02/14/2020 (online); see Union Benevolent Cemetery on Vine Street Set for Rededication, a Hopkinsville, KY webpage.

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NKAA Source: Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Passed
NKAA Source: Hoptown chronicle (online newspaper)

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“Colored Benevolent Society of Hopkinsville,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 15, 2024, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004872.

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