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Quintard Taylor to Speak on African Americans in the Early American West

"The Black West Begins Here: Black Kentucky and the African American West" will be the subject of a lecture by University of Washington history professor Quintard Taylor on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Chapel.

Quintard Taylor

Taylor will be sharing the little known history which he uncovered during the writing of his book, In Search of the Racial Frontier (1998). In his book he reveals the importance of African Americans and their contributions to the advancement of the American West from 1528, through the Civil Rights Movement, and on into the present. Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullit Professor of American History at the University of Washington. He has written and lectured extensively on African American life and experiences in the American West.

Carter G. Woodson Memorial Convocation, part of Black History Month activities at Berea, is sponsored by the Black Cultural Center and will be free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Black Cultural Center at (859) 985-3797.

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