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Magistrates in Hopkinsville, KY

The first district of Christian County, KY was two-thirds Black in 1982 and had been served by Black magistrates since the district was formed in 1905. The first elected magistrate was T. H. Moore, who was re-elected for his third term in 1916.

For more see "Kentucky's first black sheriff one of six black county officials," in 1982 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, 6th Report by Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 18; and Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro, 1916-1917 [full-text available via Google Book Search].

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