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The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia

edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin

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684 pages  Pubdate: 08/28/2015  8.5 x 11  143 b&w photos

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LISTEN: Historian Gerald Smith shares favorite tales from The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia on "UK at the Half” | Choice

The roles of African Americans may often have been underplayed in history books about Kentucky, but a six-year effort to offset that has produced the first in-depth look at the state’s key African Americans and events. The encyclopedia, which has more than 1,000 entries, is intended not only as a wide-ranging historical guidebook for the public but also as a comprehensive new resource for teachers. -- Louisville Courier-Journal

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia is an important work that captures forgotten and oftentimes overlooked experiences of African Americans critical to the diverse history of Kentucky and the United States. -- Arkansas Review

Winner of the 2015 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate for Merit for Writing/Publication given by the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board

Winner of a Kentucky History Award

Dr. Gerald Smith, Dr. Karen Cotton McDaniel and Dr. John A. Hardin, coeditors
of the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia (University Press of Kentucky), were
recipients of the 2016 Legacy Award at the 13th annual Black History Month Celebration
at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort. -- Bird's Eye View

Western Kentucky University history professor John Hardin was awarded a community Humanitarian Service Award by the local Martin Luther King Jr. Planning Committee on January 16, 2017. Hardin was awarded for his diligence and major contribution to the Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, the first encyclopedia of its kind in the state.

Recipient of the 2016 List of Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine.