Story Category: Racial Equity

Huntertown: Keeping the memories alive

On August 29, 1871, Jerry Gatewood, formerly enslaved and a U.S. Colored Troop veteran, purchased the first 5-acre parcel of what would become Huntertown Hamlet in Woodford County. Huntertown was one of hundreds of all-Black towns established after the Civil War by formerly enslaved people. Its 50 acres were home… Read More

Racial Healing Circles

The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative, a community-advised committee of Blue Grass Community Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Healing Racial Trauma, announces free Racial Healing Circles for members of the Black community. These free six-week online sessions will allow Black community members to discuss racial identity development, racial… Read More