There are more notable African Americans with Kentucky roots and ties than any one person knows about. Very little has been written about many of them and it is a challenge to find what was written in the past. For some, their stories have only been told by word of mouth. The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (NKAA) has been developed as a finding aid to bring together a brief description of pertinent names, places, and events, and to list the sources where additional information may be found. This is not currently an all inclusive database, but we are working toward that goal and suggestions are welcomed.

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White, Elam A.

Rev. E. A. White.pdf

Rev. Elam A. White was a Methodist Episcopal minister and a civil rights activist. He was often referred to as Rev. or Dr. E. A. White. In 1916, he…

Lexington Conference (Methodist Episcopal Church)

The Lexington Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was established in Harrodsburg, KY, in 1869. It was the third missionary conference for…

Jackson, Thompson, Jr.

Thompson Jackson.pdf

Thompson Jackson, Jr. organized and served as scoutmaster of the first African Americans Boy Scouts Troop in Mansfield, Ohio, starting in 1925. He had…