UK librarians Reinette Jones and Rob Akin spoke this week at the Martin Luther King Cultural Center as part of the African-American and African Studies Program Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series. Reinette and Rob described their work with the The Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) database.
NKAA was originally a website with a series of individual web pages listing approximately 200 biographical entries on African Americans in and from the state of Kentucky. The site went live in September 2003. It consisted of one entry for each person arranged under the profession or activity in which they were notable, with references to sources of additional information.
“The Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) Database, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Libraries, is the first database developed to provide biographical and historical information concerning
African Americans in a particular U.S. state. “