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Lexington's African Cemetery No. 2 (#543)

Eight Acres of History: Lexington's African Cemetery No. 2 was produced by the Lexington Public Library cable channel. The eight-acre cemetery on East Seventh Street was established in 1869 and remained in use for over a century. More than 8,000 people are buried there, including veterans, businessmen, preachers, several Buffalo soldiers, and the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, Oliver Lewis.

Discussing the documentary and the work to restore the cemetery are Yvonne Giles, director of the Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum at the Lexington History Center; Thom Southerland, documentary producer with Lexington Public Library Cable Channel 20; and Mark Coyne, a University of Kentucky professor.

Air Dates

Friday, August 6, 2010 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2