From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Berry, Elder

Elder Berry opened the first theological school for African Americans in the Olivet Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. The school lasted only five months, but it led the way for other theological schools for African Americans. For more see A History of Blacks in Kentucky from Slavery to Segregation, 1760-1891, by M. B. Lucas.


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NKAA Source: A History of Blacks in Kentucky: from slavery to segregation, 1760-1891

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“Berry, Elder,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 18, 2020,

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