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African American Librarians in Kentucky
Kentucky Libraries (1996)
  • Reinette F. Jones, University of Kentucky

Kentucky was the first North American state to establish a free public library exclusively for African Americans. The library, located in Louisville, Kentucky, was managed by Thomas Fountain Blue, the first African American to manage a public library. The establishing of the Colored Library and Thomas Fountain Blue's Apprentice Training Program was the beginning of librarianship and libraries for African Americans in Kentucky.

  • African Americans,
  • Kentucky,
  • Librarians,
  • Public Library,
  • Thomas Fountain Blue,
  • Colored Library
Publication Date
Fall 1996
Publisher Statement

Published in Kentucky Libraries, v. 60, no. 4, p. 4-9.

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Citation Information
Reinette F. Jones. "African American Librarians in Kentucky" Kentucky Libraries Vol. 60 Iss. 4 (1996)
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