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

Hanley, Alvin C., Sr.

(born: 1928  -  died: 1987) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Alvin C. Hanley was a graduate of Kentucky State College [now Kentucky State University (KSU)] and Indiana University. He played football and basketball at the old Dunbar High School and was an All-American football player at Kentucky State, where he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. The Los Angeles Rams [now the St. Louis Rams] drafted him in 1951. He was the first director of the University of Kentucky Minority and Disadvantaged Student Recruitment Program. For more see "KSU Special Student Recruiter, Alvin C. Hanley, Dies at age 59," Lexington Herald-Leader, 12/16/87, Obituaries, p. D6.


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NKAA Entry: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Hanley, Alvin C., Sr.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 7, 2022,

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