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

Gore, Jerry

(born: 1947  -  died: 2016) 

Jerry Gore was born in Maysville, KY. An Underground Railroad historian, he was also a founding member of the National Underground Railroad Museum, Inc. and founder of the Freedom Time Company and the Kentucky Underground Railroad Association. He was a consultant on the history of the Underground Railroad for a number of projects and programs and was featured on the History Channel's "Save Our History: The Underground Railroad." He was the great-great-grandson of Addison White, famous Ohio fugitive of the Underground Railroad. In 2012, Jerry Gore was the recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: National Underground Railroad Museum (Maysville, KY)
NKAA Entry: White, Addison

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“Gore, Jerry,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 20, 2020,

Last modified: 2017-08-04 22:13:05