African-American Life in Preston County

African-American Life in Preston County

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Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, FrankStanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders--in Louisville and around the world.African-American Life in Louisville covers the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s and focuses on the people and places in the Greater Louisville area, including Shelbyville. AuthorBruce Tyler, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Louisville, has created this unique collection of vintage photographs as a tribute to his community.Hide and seek, leap frog, marbles, checkers, softball, and fishing were some of the games we played. ... When we graduated from the eighth grade, the Preston County Board of Education issued letters to students telling them they could ride for free the ... Sarah McDonald Goines, along with myself, canvassed the neighborhood both by car and on foot, soliciting donations to purchase the school property.

Title:African-American Life in Preston County
Author: Nancy Jane Copney
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2012-09-18

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