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

Schools for the Colored Race

The following schools are listed in the 1898 title Progress of a Race, as the schools were reported by the Kentucky Commissioner of Education: Christian Bible School in Louisville, 26 students; St. Augustin Ladies' Academy in Lebanon, 76 students; Chandler Ladies' Normal School in Lexington, 245 students; State Normal School in Frankfort, 105 students [now Kentucky State University]; Central High School, Louisville, 806 students; and Paris Colored High School, 336 students. For more see Progress of a Race, by J. W. Gibson and W. H. Crogman [available full-text via Google Book Search]. See also the entries for African American Schools.


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NKAA Entry: Howard School / Normal Institute / Chandler Normal School / Webster Hall (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy

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“Schools for the Colored Race,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 24, 2020,

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