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Black Horsemen

The Butler Family from North Middletown, KY developed "Back in Black: A History of Black Horsemen in the Twentieth Century" website. [The website is no longer available.] The site included photos of many of the men who worked with horses.

There was also a 2007 exhibit at the American Saddlebred Museum in Lexington, KY: Out of the Shadows: Bringing to Light Black Horsemen in Saddlebred History. A DVD of the exhibit is available for purchase at the American Saddlebred Museum.

For more information see L. Muhammad, "Show heralds achievements of Black trainers," Courier-Journal (Louisville),, 2/05/2007, Features section, p. 1E; Exhibition Honoring Black Horsemen Set to Open, 2/03/2007, a Kentucky.gov website [removed]; ; Blackford, Linda, Forgotten heroes of thoroughbred racing get permanent honor at Horse Park, 4/24/2018, a Kentucky Horse Park news release; Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf at the International Museum of the Horse website and the Archives at undermain.com; Phillips, Michael, The Legacy of Black Horsemen Races Towards the Future in East Lexington at kentiuckytotheworld.org; Kentucky Derby Museum to Showcase Black Horsemen; at The Bloodhorse website, 1/27/2021; and Untold to the Unforgettable from International Museum of the Horse on youtube.com.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Bourbon County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Fayette County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about North Middletown, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Lexington, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Out of the Shadows: Bringing to Light Black Horsemen in Saddlebred History (videorecording)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Black Horsemen,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 12, 2021, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/1487.

Last modified: 2021-06-04 16:02:42