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Kentucky Historical Society Unveils New Marker In African American Business District

Posted at 10:03 PM, Sep 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-08 22:03:03-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Historical Society unveiled the first of two new historical markers in Lexington on Saturday.

The historical society partnered with the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County, KET, and the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau to make the markers possible.

On Saturday a sign highlighting the history of the African American Business District, also known as the Deweese Street neighborhood, went up on 300 E. Third Street.

Reportedly the marker talksa bout segregation and commemorates some of the businesses that developed in that area including the Lyric Theater and Sterling Barbershop.

Organizers say it’s important to remind people about the history of different parts of Lexington.

On September 18th a marker will be revealed at  Kentucky Education Television on Cooper Drive.