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

Chambers, William A.

(born: 1898  -  died: 1995) 

William Alexander Chambers was born in Hopkinsville, KY, the son of Nannie V. Chambers. He later relocated to Indianapolis, where he became an aspiring fiction writer and journalist. He served as editor of three African American weeklies: the Indianapolis Recorder, the Freeman, and the Indianapolis Ledger. Chambers was also a writer for the Indiana Herald. The William A. Chambers Collection is housed at the Indiana Historical Society. For more see Guide to African-American History Materials in Manuscript Collections at the Indiana Historical Society.

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NKAA Source: The Indianapolis recorder (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Freeman [Indianapolis Freeman] (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Indianapolis ledger (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Indiana herald (newspaper)

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“Chambers, William A.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 23, 2024,

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