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Nov18

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more
Dec9

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction... more
Dec16

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," soars off the screen... more
Dec16

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more
Dec22

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The ultimate holiday tradition, this has been one of America's favorite holiday tradition... more
Dec31

Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond

A dangerously glamorous New Year's Eve brings the Casino Royale and everyone's favorite... more
Jan9

Keeneland Horse Sales

Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome.... more

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...

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Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...

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Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...

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Selected References

African American Heritage Trail in Downtown Lexington by Doris Wilkinson

Selected References

Borries, B.E. Isaac Murphy: Kentucky's Record Jockey.   Berea, Kentucky: Kentucke Imprints, 1988.

Hopkins, S. "Down memory lane: A place in history." Lexington Herald-Leader (March 22,2000).

Lacer, B.  "Professor revisits her past."  Kentucky Kernel (November 25, 1996).

Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, "Henry Clay's Building"/ William w. Worsley Printing House.  Kentucky Historic Resources Inventory, June 1979.  Site No. Fa-LDT-193.

McIntyre, L.  One grain of the salt:  The First African Baptist Church West of the Allegheny Mountians.   L.H. McIntyre, 1986.

Peoples, T. (ed.). Essence of a Saga; A Complete History of the Oldest Black Baptist Congregation West of the Allegheny Mountains. Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church. Lexington, Kentucky, 1990.

Stewart, F. "Professor works to ensure early black doctors not forgotten." Communi-K 21 (August 29, 1988).

Wilkinson, D. Directory of Afro-American Physicians in Lexington and Fayette County from Post-Reconstruction to the Pre-Civil rights Era: 1890-1950 .  Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, 1989.

Williams, J.  "The revolution of 1954." Kentucky Kernel (October 14, 1999).

Wright, J. Lexington: A Century in Photographs.  Lexington, Kentucky . Lexington-Fayette County Historic Commission, 1984.

Source: Doris Wilkinson "A Guide to the African American Heritage in Downtown Lexington, Kentucky." Copyright 2000

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Click here to the print the African American Heritage Trail in pdf format. (4 pages)

Doris Wilkinson, Retired
Department of Sociology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0027