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The Kentucky African American encyclopedia / edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin

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Publication Info.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2015]
Publication Info.
©2015

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Description
1 online resource (xxvi, 596 pages) : illustrations, portraits
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Series
JSTOR EBA.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note
Print version record.
Contents
Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- The Thomas D. Clark Medallion -- Editorial Staff -- Sponsors -- Authors -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Guide for Readers -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Selected Bibliography -- Illustration Credits -- Index.
Summary
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.
Language
English.
Local Note
JSTOR
Subject
African Americans -- Kentucky -- Encyclopedias.
Noirs américains -- Kentucky -- Encyclopédies.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Presidents & Heads of State.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Reference.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Rich & Famous.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Royalty.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Kentucky. (OCoLC)fst01204494
Genre/Form
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Encyclopedias. (OCoLC)fst01423798
Added Author
Smith, Gerald L., 1959- editor.
McDaniel, Karen Cotton, 1950- editor.
Hardin, John A., 1948- editor.
Other Form:
Print version: Kentucky African American encyclopedia 9780813160658 (DLC) 2015014610 (OCoLC)907495488
ISBN
9780813160665 (electronic bk.)
0813160669 (electronic bk.)
9780813160658
0813160650
9780813160672 (epub)