Book review: "The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia"

Jan 15, 2016

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin, and published by the University Press of Kentucky.

University Press of Kentucky authors Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin have been named the recipients of a 2016 Kentucky History Award given by the Kentucky Historical Society for their book, The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia. The encyclopedia has also received the 2016 Living Legacy Award presented by the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus, the Kentucky State Historical Records Advisory Board’s 2015 Kentucky Archives Month Certificate for Merit for Writing/Publication, and has been named a Thomas D. Clark Medallion Book. The Kentucky History Awards recognize outstanding achievements by historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities, and historical organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The awards were presented on Friday, November 11 at the KHS Annual Meeting and Kentucky History Celebration at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.