Saving Stories: Even The Newspaper Was Segregated

Feb 8, 2018

Saving Stories observes Black History Month with this look at how Lexington's daily mainstream newspapers handled coverage of African American communities.   In 2004 the editor of the Lexington Herald Leader apologized for the newspaper's failures in covering the 1960's Civil Rights Movement.

Lexington Sunday Herald Leader - January 1939. For decades news from and for the African American community was relegated to a single column under the above heading
Credit Lexington Herald Leader