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Shipman, V. Joseph [Continental National Bank]

(born: 1937) 

V. Joseph Shipman, born in Georgia, was the president, chief executive officer, and director of the Continental National Bank of Kentucky beginning in 1974 and continuing through the 1980s. The bank, located at 500 S. 6th Street in Louisville, KY, was the only Black bank in Kentucky and one of 30 in the U.S. For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton; and "Louisville bank raises funds to open doors," Baltimore Afro-American, 01/10/1976, p. 7.

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NKAA Source: Profiles of contemporary black achievers of Kentucky: a brief account of individual Black achievers of Kentucky whose qualities and attainments against the odds of circumstance distinguish them from the unexceptional
NKAA Source: The Afro-American (newspaper)

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