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Fields and Garnett Historical Marker in Shelbyville Please click on the following articles for more information: Lynching in Shelbyville, Community Remembrance Project, The Historical Marker Database Community Members Unveil Three Historical Markers, in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Equal Justice Initiative (April 19, 2021) Jimbo Fields and Clarence Garnett were African American

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Brack Kinley was born in February of 1886 in McCracken County, Kentucky. Referencing the 1900 Census, he was written as ‘Brook Kinley’ and was 16 years old at the time. He stayed with his uncle Ben Willis and his family. Ben and Hester Willis had

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Lawrence Dempsey was born in 1877 in Fulton County, Kentucky. There is no available census data showing his birth month or date, or the name of his parents.  Dempsey first appeared in the newspapers in Fulton County, Kentucky.  The Illinois Central Railroad Company had several railroads

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Ellis Buckner was born on August 1, 1892, in Henderson County, Kentucky. According to the 1910 Census, he boarded with another family at the time, the Kennedys. RH and Virginia Kennedy had three daughters, Mary, Ora, and Lucille. At 14, Buckner was able to read,

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William Potter’s lynching is extremely graphic and is strongly issued as a trigger warning. Located in Livermore, KY, William Potter was accused of shooting Clarence (Frank) Mitchell, a 22-year-old white man in a barroom. On April 20th, 1911, a local sheriff was hiding him in the Whitaker

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