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

Jackson, Keith L.

(born: 1965) In June 2012, Keith Jackson became the first African American to be named Chief of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services. The appointment was made by Mayor Jim Gray. Jackson is a 21 year veteran and served for more than a year as the interim chief. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and author of the unpublished manuscript History of Black Firefighters. For more see "City names new fire chief, " at WKYT 27 Newsfirst, 06/28/2012 [online]; "Lexington's first Black fire chief named," ;The Key Newsjournal, 06/28/2012 [online].

See photo image and article about Keith Jackson - - B. Fortune, "Mayor Gray appoints Keith Jackson as Lexington Fire Chief," Lexington Herald-Leader, 06/28/2012 [online].


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NKAA Source: History of Black firefighters (Lexington, KY)

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