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Jun28

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring... more
Jun28

Silverama Arabian Championship

This 5-day Arabian horse show event is comprised of a youth show and the championship for... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Jun30

Free Friday Flicks

Pre-movie activities include children's games and a petting zoo. Celebrating 21 years,... more
Jul2

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul3

Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social

Whether you cook for a living or just feel like you do, your mouth-watering pie recipe... more
Jul3

Patriotic Music Concert

Bring out your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to celebrate our nation's independence at... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul4

Fourth of July Festival

Come downtown to celebrate America's independence! There will be a street festival,... more
Jul5

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring... more
Jul6

11th Annual Summerfest

SummerFest is relocating to where it all began in 1982, Woodland Park!  Presenting... more
Jul8

Triple Crown Cat Fanciers Cat Show

More than 200 pedigree cats from around the country are expected to compete. An... more
Jul10

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Jul12

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring... more
Jul13

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

A beast. A belle. A magical spell. A sacrifice made by a mademoiselle. A clock, a... more
Jul13

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

 One hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art.... more
Jul13

Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair

Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. ... more
Jul14

BreyerFest

The annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses brings together... more
Jul16

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul18

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory... more
Jul19

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring... more
Jul20

Legally Blonde

This musical follows Elle Woods on her journey from sorority girl to Harvard Law student,... more
Jul20

Lexington Restaurant Week

The best locally-owned restaurants strut their culinary stuff with multi-course meals at... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
Jul26

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! Featuring... more
Jul30

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Aug3

Ballet Under the Stars

Come see the 28th annual Ballet Under the Stars! Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening... more
Aug4

Fountain Films on Friday

Movie: Mean Girls. Triangle Park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater on... more
Aug12

Crave Lexington

Who's hungry? An epic festival of food and live music right here in good ol' Lexington,... more
Aug13

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Aug19

Woodland Art Fair

More than 150 artists and crafts people participate in this fresh air arts fair.... more
Aug21

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Aug26

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  JJ Grey and Mofro, Cherub, Todd Snider & Great... more
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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