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

Fox, Robert and Samuel

The Fox brothers owned a grocery store and one of the three leading undertaking businesses in Louisville, KY. Their undertaking business would eventually merge with that of J. H. Taylor.

In 1870, the Fox brothers and Horace Pearce went against public streetcar policies when they boarded the Central Passengers car at Tenth and Walnut Streets. All three men were removed from the car and jailed. Their case would be resolved in U.S. District Court.

Robert Fox (b. 1846) and Samuel Fox (b. 1849), both born in Kentucky, were the sons of Albert and Margaret Fox.

For more see History of the United Brothers of Friendship and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten, by W. H. Gibson, Sr.; and the entry Streetcar Demonstrations.

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