Editorial Policy

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People Identified

The research team has compiled a growing list of more than 800 individuals. That's double the count than when the website project began in 2018. Research began with better-known Kentucky horsemen, many of whom were part of Lexington’s East End community. Threads of information surfaced and led to:

  • family members,
  • spouses,
  • colleagues, and
  • owners of enslaved African American horse laborers.

Learn more about the discovery of people for inclusion on this blog about African Cemetery Number Two.

View the entire list of names that the museum has received by clicking this link. People Directory

Who is missing? Tell us if there’s a name we should add by emailing us at ChronicleInfo@ky.gov.

Inclusion on Website

The Chronicle is a place to honor all African American horsemen and women, regardless of:

  • fame,
  • sport or discipline,
  • horse breed, or
  • geographic location.

Whether there’s only a name mentioned in a publication, or entire books written about a person, we want to include them all.

A profile provides a home for each person’s research, items and sources. This is a brief biographical sketch that outlines their life story. For deeper understanding, please explore the original sources. Either view links where available online, or contact the repositories as noted.

The addition of people to the website is slow and steady. Gaps exist, and we have prioritized inclusion based on:

  • living, present-day African Americans and descendants in the horse industry sharing their stories;
  • existing research compiled in the museum’s files; and
  • collections held at other institutions.

Help continue this work. If you teach at the high school or college level, consider partnering with our editorial team. Your students can research, write, and edit profiles and stories. Contact ChronicleInfo@ky.gov to learn more about course collaboration.


Wherever possible, researchers and writers use primary sources, such as:

  • legal papers,
  • historical documents,
  • first-hand accounts and
  • oral histories.

Often, only secondary sources are available. Researchers practice discretion and take biases into consideration when using:

  • published materials,
  • newspaper articles,
  • biographies and
  • journal articles.

People profiles and stories on the Chronicle website include footnotes and sources in Chicago Manual of Style format. Sources listed on these pages include materials consulted but not necessarily verified for legitimacy. Website users should use their own judgement about secondary sources.

To promote free access to information, the website editors will only provide external links to information that is viewable without:

  • paywalls,
  • accounts,
  • memberships or
  • subscriptions required.

In the spirit of professional collaboration, the editors recognize digital collections held at partnering institutions with proper credit. They provide links to their online archive whenever possible.


No endorsement is intended or made of any hypertext link, product, service, or information either by its inclusion or exclusion from this page or site. While all attempts are made to insure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention, no representation or guarantee can be made as to the correctness or suitability of that information or any linked information presented, referenced, or implied.

All critical information should be independently verified.