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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Early African American Veterinarians, Kentucky, 1900-1955

There have always been very few African American veterinarians in Kentucky. At the same time, there has been about the same number of African…

Jones, Kittie Phelps

Her first name is spelled as both Kittie and Kitty in various newspaper articles and in legal documents.In 1888, Kittie P. Jones became the first…

Fortune Tellers in Kentucky, Early 1900s

This entry is a very small sample of the names, locations, and activities of the African American fortune tellers in Kentucky during the early 1900s.…