• Ruth Gaylord, retired librarian and only African American librarian at Lexington Public Library, is a widow of Lexington Civil Rigts activist Harry Gaylord. She attends Pleasant Green Baptist Church. She has quite a story to tell!

  • Julia Britton Hooks also had sadness in her life. In 1891, her 23 year old sister Hattie Britton committed suicide when Julia’s husband, Charles Hooks, accused Hattie of immorality, or so that was the newspaper version of the story. In 1913, Charles Hooks was killed by one of the boys in the juvenile home. **Both […]

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  • You tell’em Becca! There was a new administration that came into power in 1938 in Louisville. Joseph D. Scholtz, a Democrat, was the new mayor and during his term he increased the wages of Black teachers in Louisville. Women as teachers, but not women as police officers. Governor Lazarus Powell, a Democrat, was serving his […]

  • We too often think of civil rights activists as black or white. There were persons of other races and ethnicities who were very much involved in the civil rights movement, one being Yuri Kochiyama (born Mary Yuriko Nakahara) a Japanese-American. She was born in San Pedro, CA. Her father, an immigrant, was arrested in 1941 […]

  • rjones posted an update 8 years, 11 months ago

    We too often think of civil rights activists as black or white. There were persons of other races and ethnicities who were very much involved in the civil rights movement, one being Yuri Kochiyama (born Mary Yuriko Nakahara) a Japanese-American. She was born in San Pedro, CA. Her father, an immigrant, was arrested in 1941 by the FBI after the…[Read more]

  • Thank you for filling in the gaps of my knowledge of women who owned derby winning horses. The wealth these women had did not totally alleviate the struggle to own and bred horses, and enter them in derbies in Kentucky and beyond. I am now hooked on this topic.

  • As I watched the film, Living the Story , there were several things that stood out to me. The integration of the Mayfield High School by 10 African American students had the backing of a group of adults who supported their efforts. The entire integration process was very well organized and with alternate plans in the event […]

  • rjones posted an update 9 years ago

    In some sources Emma Guy Cromwell is referred to as Mrs. E. G. Cromwell.
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    Appletons’ annual cyclopaedia and register of important events …, Volume 3, p.355