Author: Dr. Eric R. Jackson
Black America Series
Along the picturesque southern banks of the Ohio River, the African-American communities of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties have provided laborers and entrepreneurs to aid in the economic growth of the region from the earliest settlements to today. Despite numerous obstacles and against seemingly insurmountable odds, African Americans in Northern Kentucky made significant contributions in many fields, ranging from music, medicine, and literature to performing arts, poetry, education, and athletics.
Dr. Eric R. Jackson, a resident of Florence, Kentucky, and an assistant professor of history at Northern Kentucky University , has compiled vintage images from archives, libraries, and personal collections to illustrate the spirit of numerous people, places, and events in Northern Kentucky’s African-American heritage.