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Kentucky State University | ExploreKYHistory

Kentucky State University | ExploreKYHistory

Historical Marker #1752 in Frankfort notes the 1886 founding of this traditionally African American institution of higher learning. Before 1887, African American students had little choice in their college education if they wanted to stay in Kentucky. Black students could either attend Berea College in Madison County or what became Simmons University in Louisville, both of which were private schools. In an effort to provide more opportunities...

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