Tom Eblen

February 1, 2012 12:00 AM

Tom Eblen: Without the Civil War, who knows when Lexington's slave trade might have ended?

A century and a half ago, the Civil War began to reach Kentucky and bring an end to one of Lexington's most thriving businesses: the sale of people.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.

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