Tom Eblen

February 22, 2014 7:55 PM

Tom Eblen: Now mostly forgotten, Lexington Colored Fair was once a nationally-known showcase

Because the Lexington Colored Fair ended during World War II, many people have forgotten about it. But it once was one of the nation's largest and most successful black fairs, attracting as many as 40,000 people each year.

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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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