Student Historian

Corey J. Barton is a freshman attending Berea College in Kentucky and will be graduating in May 2012 with a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in Political Science. He is originally from Council, Virginia, but lives in Richlands, Virginia. Barton was introduced to Berea through the Upward Bound program. He works in Berea Dining Services at the college and is involved in many intramural sports including football and basketball. After graduation he plans to go into the field of politics.

Mae Street Kidd (1909-1999)

Businesswoman, politician, and civil rights activist, Mae Street Kidd, was born February 8, 1904 in Millersburg, Kentucky to a black mother and white father.  Kidd’s biological father refused to acknowledge her as his daughter.  She attended a segregated black primary school in her community.  As … Read MoreMae Street Kidd (1909-1999)