New Collection at the Kentucky Historical Society Offers Glimpse into Slavery, Freedom and Families

Aug 2, 2012

The Kentucky Historical Society is digitizing a newly acquired collection of letters dating back to the the mid-nineteenth century.

 KHS spokesperson Louise Jones says the Watson-Robinson letters provide a rare glimpse into the lives of both free and enslaved African American families in Kentucky. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Jones how the society came into possession of the letters. ( for more information about the Watson-Robinson letters visit and click on collections)