Kentucky History Awards

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) sponsors the Kentucky History Awards to recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and historical organizations throughout the commonwealth.

Encyclopedia of the Jackson Purchase

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Encyclopedia of the Jackson Purchase

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society (JPHS) is pleased to announce a major new initiative for its 60th Anniversary and the Bicentennial of the Jackson Purchase, both of which take place in 2018. We invite contributors to a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Jackson Purchase.

Matt Davidson and research on Native Americans in Kentucky - part of a world economy

When we think of Kentucky, we rarely imagine its global connections today or in the past. However, we cannot ignore that here in the foothills of the great Allegheny Mountain ranges and an integral part of the Ohio Valley region, we were - and continue to be - a part of a worldwide network. We have evidence of this kind of interactivity that reaches back as far as the Late Fort Ancient (1400-1680 CE) in Greenup County. Finding themselves between several European colonies by the 17th century, many Native American peoples took advantage of the demand for trade in animal hides.

Explore Kentucky Sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail has launched with over 100 points of interest showcased in fourteen states. Charged by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis, historians at Georgia State University identified sixty sites and Southern state tourism directors added forty more. There are three Kentucky sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail:

Belva Anne Lockwood gives public lecture at State College

A leader in woman’s rights and suffrage as well as the National Equal Rights Party’s 1884 presidential nominee, Mrs. Belva Anne Lockwood gave a public lecture at State College (now the University of Kentucky) on “The Woman of Today.” The event was well advertised and supported by the Fayette County Equal Rights Association.

Cornelia Alexander Beach, 1871 (?)-1940: Louisville Teacher and Militant Suffragist

Cornelia Alexander Beach was born around 1870 in Indiana; neither her exact date nor place of birth is reliably recorded. She was the daughter of George R. Beach, a printer, and Frances (Fannie) M. Beach, a teacher, and was one of four siblings. Cornelia Beach grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana.  As George Beach died in 1876, Cornelia and her brother and sisters were raised by their mother, who taught in the public schools of Terre Haute.  

Request for Chapters for New Book on the African American Experience

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Call for Papers for the Edited Book on African American Studies

We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter in an edited book, designed for use in the undergraduate classroom, focusing on the African American experience. The African American Experience: From Slavery to Liberation will be published by Eastern Kentucky University Libraries.


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