Lexington’s African American Heritage Walking Tour
Join us for an on-demand walking tour of Downtown Lexington’s African American heritage sites.
Mariam and Wayne discuss the Code Duello and several nineteenth century Kentucky duels, including duels fought by Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and a pair of doctors from Transylvania University’s School of Medicine. They reference the book Famous Kentucky Duels by J. Winston Coleman, which is available for checkout: https://catalog.lexpublib.org/?section=resource&resourceid=2341267 and, because one can’t talk about duels without talking about this, they briefly reference both Alexander Hamilton and the musical Hamilton. The Hamilton soundtrack is also available for checkout: https://catalog.lexpublib.org/?section=resource&resourceid=7231007
Tales from the Kentucky Room is hosted by Mariam Addarrat and produced by Erin West.
Mariam is the Manager of Collection Services. She has worked at the Lexington Public Library since 2013, where she started as a Librarian at the Central Library. Currently, she’s enjoying listening to podcasts on history, cooking, parenting, and gardening.
Erin is the Virtual Services Librarian. She's worked for Lexington Public Library since 2003 and began her work with audio editing in 2012 while working at the Northside Branch. Erin enjoys listening to history, true crime and tv show recap podcasts.