April in Paris - April 21, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The April 2012 Third Saturday meeting will be held on April 21, 2012 at the Paris-Bourbon County Public Library at 701 High St. in Paris, KY.  This month's speaker and topic will be Reinette Jones, editor of the Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) Database, who will tell about the formation of the database and the treasures found there.

"There are more notable African Americans with Kentucky roots and ties than any
one person knows about. Very little has been written about many of them and it
is a challenge to find what was written in the past. For some, their stories
have only been told by word of mouth. The Notable Kentucky African Americans
Database (NKAA) has been developed as a finding aid to bring together a brief
description of pertinent names, places, and events, and to list the sources
where additional information may be found."
The program will start at 1:00 p.m., but some of us will be there early (around 10:00 a.m.) to research the Library's extensive history and genealogy collection.  Why not join us?

Descendants of Black Bereans

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Did you have family who attended Berea College prior to the 1904 Day Law when the school was ordered to become segregated?  Larry Hamilton's great grandmother, Cynthia Ross Hannon attended during that era and kept a journal with notes and letters from her friends. In Hamilton's book, Between Two Suns: The Berean Experience he used these notes as chapter headings.  Since both my grandmothers, Julia Gray Richards and Emma Blythe Turner were also students at Berea pre-1904, it made me wonder who else has connections to Berea during this period.  Anyone you know?