Team working to digitize records of enslaved people in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the first time in Kentucky, a team is working to digitize historical records of enslaved people, dating back to the lat...

November 3, 2022
2:42 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the first time in Kentucky, a team is working to digitize historical records of enslaved people, dating back to the late 1700s.The project will make it easier for people to access information about their family history.Downtown Lexington was the site of one of the biggest slave markets in the southeastern United States, formerly known as Cheapside.'One of the myths was out there was that there was one central book that had all the names of slaves that were sold at Cheapside and that's not true,' said Shea Brown, Fayette County Special Projects Deputy Clerk.

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