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

The Ladies (of color)

The Ladies (of color), in Frankfort, KY, are thought to have been free African American women. In 1847 the group held a fair for "benevolent purposes" at the home of Mrs. Rilla Harris. For more see A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: a history of American women told through food, recipes and..., by L. Schenone, p. 131.

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NKAA Source: A thousand years over a hot stove: a history of American women told through food, recipes, and remembrances

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“The Ladies (of color),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 20, 2020,

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