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First Sign Unveiled On Lexington’s African-American Heritage Trail

Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 06, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The city of Lexington unveiled the first sign of twelve of the African-American Heritage Trail.

The signs will be located in the downtown area and will help locals and visitors discover Lexington’s African-American history through a self-guided tour.

The people and places that will be featured played a significant role in the advancement of equality.

Stories stretch from slavery through Jim Crow to the black freedom struggle.

“What better way to enhance Lexington when we talk about the history,” said Ed Holmes, president of EHI Consultants. “The history of RSV Benjamin, Mary Brick, South Hale, as you take the tour and read the signs you will know what these people have done.”

The first sign is on Deweese Street near the intersection of Short Street.