Kentucky communities, historic sites, focus on diversity and inclusion – The Advocate-Messenger


By STUART W. SANDERS

Guest columnist

Civil Rights activist Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Were Garvey alive today, he would likely commend the efforts of several Kentucky communities that are allowing those roots to flourish.

From Russellville to Lexington and points beyond, our communities are telling more diverse stories about our past, even when that history is difficult.

Civil War enthusiasts know Russellville as the site where secessionist Kentuckians established a provisional state government that supported the Confederacy. Although Kentucky’s rebel governors never held any power, their efforts, in terms of the Bluegrass State’s Civil War story, put Russellville on the…

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