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NKY History Hour: General James Taylor and his Relationships with People of Color
Join local historian Russ Thomas as he explores Taylor’s documented history with African Americans in the next “NKY History Hour: General James Taylor and his Relationships with People of Color.”
One of the wealthiest early settlers of Kentucky and founder of Newport, KY, General James Taylor left captivating, handwritten accounts of his life during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Upon his death in 1848, 13 years before the American Civil War, Taylor stipulated special provisions in his will, promising freedom and other bequests for his 40-50 slaves, including land and livestock, which was very uncommon and liberal for that time.
Join local historian Russ Thomas as he explores Taylor’s documented history with African Americans in the next NKY History Hour: General James Taylor and his Relationships with People of Color, Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live.
To register and participate in the free event, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdOmgrDMsH9SYv3dyNu_uqf66lqLP4soi.
Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration.
Born and raised in Campbell County, KY, Russ Thomas has always had a passion for history, serving on the Board of Directors of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society and researching General James Taylor while working at the Taylor Mansion. He has been married for nearly forty years to his wife Sandy and has five sons, 8 grandchildren and one on the way.
NKY History Hours take place every other Wednesday evening. The sessions are currently free to the public but may become a BCM members-only benefit in the future. To support NKY History Hour and access many other entertaining and thought-provoking programs for free, join BCM today: http://bcmuseum.org/support-us/join/become-a-member.
Behringer-Crawford Museum is supported in part by our members, the City of Covington, Kenton County Fiscal Court, ArtsWave, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Humanities, the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation.
1600 Montague Rd , Covington, KY 41011
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