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

Kentucky State Fair

"As most things were during the first few decades of Kentucky State Fair's existence, the event remained racially segregated. Various counties in the state had previously attempted to produce a "colored fair," but those were often one-time-only events and did not continue with much success." For more information about the history of the Kentucky State Fair and African Americans, see Kentucky State Fair Board Press Release, January 31, 2005; or contact the Kentucky State Fair Board.

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“Kentucky State Fair,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 28, 2024,

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