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

Price-Cordery, Barbara

(born: 1948  -  died: 2002) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Price-Cordery was the first African American woman elected to chair the Kentucky Derby Festival. She passed away, however, before serving as chair of the festival. Price-Cordery was honored posthumously with the Distinguished Service Award. She was also founder of the First African Heritage Weekend Series and was the first African American employee of The Voice newspaper in Louisville. For more see HR 247 (BR 2886) - R. Meeks (Word doc.).

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“Price-Cordery, Barbara,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 20, 2024,

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