Carpenters (Louisville, KY)
In 1897, author W. H. Gibson, Sr. mentions the following African American carpenters in Louisville, KY: John Evans, Berry Evans, Jesse Merriwether, Willis Talbot, and John Jordan. These were only a few of the African American carpenters in the city; within the 1900 U.S. Census, there were approximately 100 African American carpenters in Louisville. The city of Louisville had over 2,000 carpenters (all races) in the year 1900. For more see The History of the United Brothers of Friendship and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten, by W. H. Gibson, Sr.