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The Kentucky African American encyclopedia

Author: Gerald L Smith; Karen Cotton McDaniel; John A Hardin
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald L Smith; Karen Cotton McDaniel; John A Hardin
ISBN: 9780813160658 0813160650 9780813160665 0813160669
OCLC Number: 907495488
Description: xxvi, 596 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin.

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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. (Publisher).

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