Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Celebrate Black History in February
FRANKFORT, Ky. --- In honor of Black History Month, the Kentucky Historical Society will offer events and programs that spotlight African Americans and their role in Kentucky’s history throughout February.
Since 1998, more than 200 Kentuckians have shared their memories of the civil rights movement in interviews with the Kentucky Oral History Commission. Now their powerful stories, in their own words in video, audio, and transcript format are available online on our Kentucky Civil Rights Movement database. To view the database, go to www.history.ky.gov and click on “Search our Collections.”
Black History Month Event Calendar
All events occur at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History unless otherwise noted.
Thursdays and Saturdays in February, 2-4 p.m.
Clio’s Corner: “Kentucky African Americans in the Military”
Learn about black Kentuckians who joined the ranks in conflicts from the Civil War through the Gulf War in this informal touch-cart presentation. Free with admission.
Location: Kentucky Military History Museum
For more information, contact James Moore at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4468 or email@example.com.
Saturdays in February, 1-4 p.m.
History Zone for Kids: “The Red-Tailed Angels”
Celebrate Black History Month! Learn about the Tuskegee Airmen as you make a paper model of their airplane and hear a story about what life was like for these African American pilots. For children ages 5-10 and their families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 10 or more must register in advance. Free.
For more information, contact Annette Parde at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays in February at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
KHS Museum Theatre: Nothing New for Easter: Shopping for Civil Rights
Meet Mattie Eleanor Lewis, an African American teenager living in Louisville in 1961, and listen as she struggles to decide whether or not to get involved in Kentucky’s civil rights movement by taking part in a local boycott. Free with museum admission.
For more information, contact Greg Hardison at (502) 564-1792 ext. 4454 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, February 7, noon-1 p.m.
Brown Bag History: “Story of Freedom: The Dorams of Danville”
In celebration of Black History Month, hear Tom Stephens discuss the Dorams, an affluent antebellum African American family whose portraits hang in the Kentucky Journey exhibition. For adults. Free.
For more information contact Annette Parde at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on these events, or for access to African American resources available from the Kentucky Historical Society, visit our Web site at www.history.ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.