long-standing, but false claims that a milder form of racism existed in Kentucky than in other southern states. This project researches and develops biographies of every person who was lynched in Kentucky between 1880 and 1955 using historical tools like census record data, birth and death certificates, and newspaper articles.Encourages
cooperation across the Commonwealth as community members come to terms with the events of the past, memorialize injustice, and encourage reconciliation.Provides
undergraduate students with essential experiential learning and encourages career readiness. Student interns practice the detective work that archival research requires, learning to use microfilm, census records, court transcripts, city directories, property deeds and more, under the careful direction of professor advisors.
To speak with a specialist about Documenting Racial Violence in Kentucky
, click here