The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

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The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. The work of more than 150 writers, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an essential guide to the black experience in the Commonwealth. The encyclopedia includes biographical sketches of politicians and community leaders as well as pioneers in art, science, and industry. Kentucky's impact on the national scene is registered in an array of notable figures, such as writers William Wells Brown and bell hooks, reformers Bessie Lucas Allen and Shelby Lanier Jr., sports icons Muhammad Ali and Isaac Murphy, civil rights leaders Whitney Young Jr. and Georgia Powers, and entertainers Ernest Hogan, Helen Humes, and the Nappy Roots. Featuring entries on the individuals, events, places, organizations, movements, and institutions that have shaped the state's history since its origins, the volume also includes topical essays on the civil rights movement, Eastern Kentucky coalfields, business, education, and women. For researchers, students, and all who cherish local history, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference that highlights the diversity of the state's culture and history.She earned her mastera#39;s degree the following year at the University of California, Berkeley. ... 1931, Sawmill Hollow, KY), football player for Kentucky State University and the first black center in the National Football League. ... Although he never was placed on an active roster, Juicy was affiliated with the Baltimore Colts and the Chicago Bears before ending his brief ... In 2005, the Bowie Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bowie, MD, changed its name to Goodloe Memorial Unitariananbsp;...

Title:The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
Author:Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, John A. Hardin
Publisher:University Press of Kentucky - 2015-07-16


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