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Brown-Hocker Community Collection

The Brown-Hocker Collection is a community collection of photos and realia from African American events and people in Lexington and Kentucky history. 
 
The objects in the collection are primarily for events in African American schools and churches. However, there are several items pertaining to civil rights activism in Kentucky. The 1964 March on Frankfort, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson, attracted over 10,000 marchers. The two volumes of “The Kentucky Club Woman” were published by the Kentucky Association of Colored Woman’s Clubs, which represented over 100 Kentucky clubs. There are also several objects honoring the life and legacy of Whitney M. Young, Jr.
 
The Constitution School and Booker T. Washington Elementary School were both segregated schools for African American children in Lexington. Constitution closed in 1972. 
 
The contents of the collection are:
 
Russell Public School Kindergarten Certificate for Jean Elizabeth Brooks, June 4, 1931
Constitution School Report Card for Thomas Yates, 1934-1935
Photograph of Booker T. Washington School Grade 4A class, 1935
Photograph of Constitution School Grade 5B class, 1935
Starling Hatchett song recital program, September 28, 1945
Kentucky Association of Colored Woman’s Clubs “The Kentucky Club Woman” magazine, volume 19, issue 2, June 1946
Kentucky Association of Colored Woman’s Clubs “The Kentucky Club Woman” magazine, volume 19, issue 3, October 1946
“The Moon Queen” cantata and “Tom Sawyer” operetta program at Booker T. Washington School, May 21, 1951
“Dolls on Dress Parade” play program at Booker T. Washington School, May 18, 1953
Shiloh Baptist Church “Young Adult’s Day” program, April 15, 1956
New Liberty Baptist Sunday School Convention 75th Diamond Jubilee annual session program, July 30 - August 1, 1958
Minutes of the New Liberty Baptist Sunday School Convention 75th Diamond Jubilee annual session, July 30 – August 1, 1958
Pilgrim Baptist Church “Men’s Day” bulletin, May 26, 1963
Martin Luther King’s “March on Frankfort” program, March 5, 1964
Eulogy for Whitney M. Young, Jr. program, March 17, 1971
Dedication program for the Whitney M. Young, Jr., Residential Manpower Center, June 16, 1972
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Service program, March 10, 1974
Mt. Pleasant District Association Centennial Session, August 6-9, 1974
St. John Baptist Church Homecoming pamphlet, October 25, 1992
 

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