Community Memories: A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

Title

Community Memories: A Glimpse of African American Life in Frankfort, Kentucky

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Description

Community Memories is a fascinating look into life recalled by African Americans who consider Frankfort their home. Featuring unique oral history recollections and over two hundred candid personal photographs collected from community residents, the book provides an enlightening expression of the black experience in Kentucky’s capital. The memories focus on the elusive concept of community—that which binds together individuals in the living of everyday life. A satisfying blend of public history and local accounts, Community Memories explores the neighborhood, familial, religious, occupational, social, and educational components of the daily community experience of twentieth-century African Americans in Frankfort.

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Publication Date

2003

Publisher

University Press of Kentucky

City

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-916968-30-4

Keywords

Community, African Americans, Frankfort, Kentucky, Oral history

Disciplines

History

Notes

Preface by George C. Wolfe.

Douglas A. Boyd was affiliated with the Kentucky Historical Society when the book was published.