The history of Lexington and the Bluegrass Region has been inclusive of African Americans both enslaved and free. Integral to every aspect of our region's heritage, African Americans played an important part in the development of our horse industry, our agriculture, art, education and architecture.

Learn more about the history of African Americans in central Kentucky in the Idea Guide article "African Americans in the Bluegrass, written by Yvonne Giles.

Explore a number of significant sites and historic churches on the African American Heritage Trail in Lexington, developed by Doris Wilkinson.