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Schoolchildren in Jenkins, KY
2013 Black History Month Virtual Exhibit
  • Reinette F. Jones, University of Kentucky
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The Jenkins, Kentucky Photographic Collection, 1911-1930

Handwritten note on the image indicate that this is the "Burdine Colored School" in Jenkins, KY. Jenkins was created in 1911 by the Consolidation Coal Company, who owned the land and the majority of public buildings and private residences were built under their direction. Given the history of Jenkins, almost all the students pictured were the children of Consolidation coal miners. 1921 April 13.

More on Burdine in the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database entry on Education in Letcher County.

Image processed and enhanced by Jason Flahardy, University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections.
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Reinette F. Jones. "Schoolchildren in Jenkins, KY" (2013)
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