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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ARL Career Enhancement Program Participants, 2009

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and academic libraries partnered for the first time in 2009 to offer the Career Enhancement Program. The…

Young, Hortense Houston

Hortense Young was the first African American woman admitted to the University of Louisville Law School, which she attended from 1951-1953 before…

Davis, William E. "Bunny"

Born in Perryville, KY, William Davis played football, baseball, and basketball at Bate High School in Danville, KY. An all-state forward in…

Majozo, Estella Conwill

Majozo was born in Louisville, KY. Early in her career, she produced the play Purgatory. She is a performer who has authored several books, including…

Clarke, Anna Mac

Anna M. Clarke, born in Lawrenceburg, KY, was a graduate of the Lawrenceburg Colored School and a 1941 graduate of Kentucky State College [now…