Lexington’s African-American Heritage Trail a path to understanding


Powerful people in Lexington’s past would have rather buried memories of our city’s slave jails and the assassination of a black newspaper editor.

That makes it all the more commendable that a group of today’s leaders is reviving that history by creating an African-American Heritage Trail in and around downtown. The first of 12 historical markers was unveiled last week in time for the annual Roots and Heritage Festival.

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