Remembering and celebrating the History of Fayette County’s Rural Black Hamlets

Welcome to A Sense of Place!  We’re glad you are joining us on a journey to explore the rich history of Lexington’s Black rural hamlets. History is written through the stories and experiences of people over periods of time in unique places. We are telling the story of Black Freetowns – places where rich spiritual traditions, educational opportunities, and enterprise developed and grew overtime. The stories you’ll hear in this campaign come from those closest to the source – residents and their descendants. This history is alive and well today!

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Remembering and celebrating the History of Fayette County’s Rural Black Hamlets

Welcome to A Sense of Place!  We’re glad you are joining us on a journey to explore the rich history of Lexington’s Black rural hamlets. History is written through the stories and experiences of people over periods of time in unique places. We are telling the story of Black Freetowns – places where rich spiritual traditions, educational opportunities, and enterprise developed and grew overtime. The stories you’ll hear in this campaign come from those closest to the source – residents and their descendants. This history is alive and well today!

ABOUT

Mission – To remember and celebrate the history of Fayette County’s rural Black hamlets.

What is a hamlet? A hamlet is a small human settlement. Within the context of this project, a hamlet is a rural town/community organized and developed by Black people between the 1800s and the 1920s…. 

EVENTS

Ft. Springs Hamlet Meeting

April 23 – 6p.m.

New Vine Baptist Church – Church Annex – 4339 New Vine Ln. 

Are you connected to or currently living in the Ft.Springs hamlet? Join us on April 23. We want to hear from you about how we can best celebrate your hamlet and remember its rich history in the future hamlet cultural center.