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

Hokins [Hawkins], Fred

(born: 1863) Fred Hokins was a horse trainer at a race track in Puerto Rico. [His last name may have been Hawkins.] He is one of the unknown number of African American horsemen who lived and worked outside the U.S. mainland. Born in Kentucky, Hokins lived in Hato Rey, Río Piedras Municipality, according to the 1930 U.S. Federal Census. [Río Piedras is a former municipality that is now part of San Juan.]

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