African-Americans

Education
9:01 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Logan County Native Was an Unsuspecting--but Willing--Pioneer as First Black Undergraduate at WKU

Margaret Munday plays the organ every Sunday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Auburn. She's been playing there since she was 10.
Kevin Willis

Margaret Munday is a woman who is both a pioneer, and an eyewitness to an amazing time in Kentucky history. Ms. Munday helped change the course of higher education in south-central Kentucky, and Western Kentucky University in particular. In 1956, she became the first African-American undergraduate student to enroll in what was then called Western Kentucky State College.

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Arts & Culture
8:27 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Treausure Trove of Letters Details Lives of Kentucky African-Americans

More than two dozen 19th century letters have been acquired by the Kentucky Historical Society, which says the handwritten documents offer a look at African-American communities in Lexington and Hopkinsville.

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