Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians

 About the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians

 

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights in 1970 introduced the Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians, an educational program that uses biographical posters and bookmarks to recognize Kentucky African Americans who have made unique accomplishments, or who have helped the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation by breaking racial, professional or other barriers, or whose stories have been significant in state history. Students, educators and members of the public enjoy the Gallery posters and bookmarks. They are widely used by schools and libraries as tools to bring Kentucky African American role models and Kentucky history into classrooms and to the public.
 

 Gallery of Great Black Kentuckians

 

​Dr. Thomas T. Wendell

​Dr. Thomas T. Wendell  

Charles W. Anderson, Jr.​

Charles W. Anderson, Jr.​ 

​Mrs. Emma C. Clement

Mrs. Emma C. Clement 

Isaac Murphy​

Issac Burns Murphy

James Bond

James Bond 

Colonel Charles D. Young

 Charles D. Young

Whitney Young, Jr.

Whitney Young, Jr. 

Charles Henry Parrish, Sr.

Charles Henry Parrish, Sr. 

​Mary E. Merritt

Mary E. Merrit

Albert E. Meyzeek

Albert E. Meyzeek 

Isaac Scott Hathaway

Issac Scott Hathaway

​Lucy Harth Smith

Lucy Harth Smith 

Rufus B. Atwood

Rufus B. Atwood 

Frank L. Stanley, Sr.

Frank L. Stanley

William Hobbs Childress

William Hobbs Childress  

Lyman T. Johnson

 Lyman T. Johnson

Marnel C. Moorman

Marnel C. Moorman 

Georgia Davis Powers

Georgia Davis Powers

Mae Street Kidd

Mae Street Kidd

Rev. Dr. William E. Summers III

Rev. Dr. William E. Summers III 

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali 

Moneta J. Sleet, Jr.

Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. 

Alice Dunnigan

Allice Allison Dunnigan

Anna Mac Clarke

Anna Mac Clarke 

​Oscar Cross

Oscar Cross 

Frank Otha Moxley

Frank Otha Moxley 

Ed Hamilton

Ed Hamilton 

James "Jimmy" Ellis

James "Jimmy" Ellis 

Jane Roberta Summers

Jane Roberta Summers

Effie Waller Smith

Effie Waller Smith 

Carl Brashear

Carl Brashear 

Reverend Dr. W. J. Hodge

Reverend Dr. W. J. Hodge 

Willa Brown Chappell

Willa Brown Chappell

Jonah Jones

Jonah Jones 

Darryl T. Owens

Darryl T. Owens 

William E. "Bunny" Davis

William E. "Bunny" Davis 

​Dr. Mary E. Britton

Dr. Mary E. Britton 

Helen LaFrance

Hellen LaFrance

Murray Atkins Walls

​Murray Atkins Walls 

​Garrett Augustus Morgan

Garrett Augustus Morgan 

Robert Todd Duncan

Robert Todd Duncan

Benjamin F. Shobe

Benjamin F. Shobe

Nellie Conley

Nellie Conley  

Reverend Louis Coleman 
Curlee Brown, Sr.
Curlee Brown, Sr. 

Dr. Morris F. X. Jeff, Jr.

Dr. Morris F. X. Jeff, Jr. 
Carter Godwin Woodson 
Margaret Garner
Margaret Garner 

​Oliver Lewis

 Oliver Lewis 

 
William B. Ray 

 William Arthur “Buddy” Blakey

 William Arthur “Buddy” Blakey 

 
​Arthur Meredith Walters   

Gerald A. Neal

Gerald A. Neal 

​J. Blaine Hudson

​​J. Blaine Hudson 

Rev. Kevin W. Cosby

Rev. Kevin W. Cosby