The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square beside Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.
The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square beside Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.
The old Fayette County Court House, now the Lexington History Museum, stands on the public square beside Cheapside, where slave auctions were held before the Civil War.

Tom Eblen

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

February 01, 2012 12:00 AM

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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.