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

Vancleave, Joseph

Vancleave was born in Lebanon, KY. In 1969, he was the first African American elected to the Lebanon City Council. For more see Kentucky Black Elected Officials Directory [1970], p. 5, col. B, published by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights; and Not Without Struggle by J. B. Horton.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
NKAA Source: Not without struggle : an account of the most significant political and social-action changes that have occurred in the lives of black Kentuckians in the twentieth century

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“Vancleave, Joseph,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 25, 2020,

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