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

Smith, Gerald L.

(born: 1959) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Gerald L. Smith is a history professor and fomer director of the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Kentucky (UK). Smith is a three time graduate from UK, having earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. He has had more than 30 items published in history journals and reference books. Smith is the author of a number of books, including A Black educator in the segregated South: Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood and the Black America series title, Lexington, Kentucky. Smith is also an ordained minister. For more see Gerald L. Smith, Ph.D.


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NKAA Source: Black educator in the segregated South, A: Kentucky's Rufus B. Atwood
NKAA Source: Lexington, Kentucky

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