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

Ashland Colored Branch Library (Boyd County, KY)

The location of the Ashland Colored Branch Library was not given in the 1935 Library Annual Report that was submitted to the Kentucky Library Commission by the Ashland Public Library. Services were not provided to Negroes at the main library. The colored library was located within the Booker T. Washington School according to the 1947 Library Annual Report that was submitted to the Library Extension Division by the Ashland Public Library. The library had been located in the school as early as 1941. Emma Brown Horton served as the librarian from 1941-1947. For more see Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky by R. F. Jones

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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NKAA Source: [Kentucky] Library annual reports for ...
NKAA Source: Library service to African Americans in Kentucky, from the Reconstruction Era to the 1960s

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“Ashland Colored Branch Library (Boyd County, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed September 19, 2021,

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