Footprints: Traces of Black History in Richmond, Kentucky

Footprints are a fascinating aspect of human history, as they provide connections to the past and help trace the movements of our ancestors. When we walk in the same places where our ancestors once walked, we are literally following in their footsteps and experiencing a small piece of their lives. Buildings have been demolished, memories have dimmed, elders are now deceased … only traces of Richmond’s rich Black heritage remain.

This digital version represents the most up-to-date work on this project. This draft edition is a work in progress and will receive edits and changes by the committee. 

Click here to download the Draft of the Footprints Book

We would like to thank all those who contributed information and photographs for publication in this brochure. The brochure was funded with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Tourism EDA Grant and the Richmond Tourism Commission.