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African-American History

Berea College – Berea – berea.edu  |  859.985.3018
Since 1855, the first fully integrated college in the South has afforded the educational foundation for many distinguished African-American leaders.

Greenhill Cemetery – Frankfort – trailsrus.com/monuments/reg4/frankfort.html  |  502.695.0069
Location of the state’s only monument honoring Kentucky’s African-American Civil War soldiers.

Kentucky State University – Frankfort – kysu.edu  |  502.597.6000
Jackson Hall contains archives of CESKAA, among the most extensive in the state for information on Kentucky’s African-American citizens.


Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington – kyhorsepark.com  |  859.233.4303
Special exhibit honors the elite group of African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Legendary African-American jockey Isaac Murphy is buried here.

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park and White House – Nicholasville – campnelson.org/home.html  |  859.881.9126
Camp Nelson’s origin is closely linked to President Lincoln’s desire to free pro-Union East Tennessee, create Federal African-American soldiers and destroy slavery. National Underground Railroad site.


Hopewell Museum – Paris – hopewellmuseum.org  |  859.987.7274

Exhibit dedicated to Paris native Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor of the tricolor traffic light and the gas mask. Also exhibits on local history and regional arts.

 

 

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BereaCarlisle/Nicholas CountyCynthianaDanvilleFrankfortGeorgetownHarrodsburg LawrenceburgLexingtonNicholasville/WilmoreParisRichmond Stanford/Lincoln County V.Versailles/MidwayWinchester

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