What’s Happening at the Library? Clark County inspires summer exhibit

By John Maruskin

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune to meet James Robinson at a meeting of the Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee here at the library.

Robinson is a photographer and he is locally famous as the proprietor of Pee Wee’s Jazz Club, which used to be a hot destination in Winchester for music lovers.

He was kind enough to bring the library three copies of a new book compiled by the Winchester Black History and Heritage Committee, “The African American Pictorial History of Clark County, Kentucky.”

This is a marvelous book. It is a portrait of Winchester’s black community filled with beauty and energy despite the fact during the time these photographs were taken the people in them endured systematic neglect and personal denigration.

If a picture…

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