THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF BAPTISTS IN KENTUCKY WILL BE AT THE STATE CAPITOL FOR ‘OPERATION GOOD FRIDAY’

(Frankfort, Kentucky) On Friday, March 29th from 9:00 am to 10:30am (EDT) the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky (GABKY) will gather to voice their concern about bills that will ‘crucify’ our communities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

This is a call to action for all GABKY clergy and our constituents.  We are calling March 29th Operation Good Friday.  That is the day we chose to signify the importance of having our voices heard as voters of this state.  Operation Good Friday will be held in the Capitol Rotunda, 700 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, Ky. 

There are several bills that GABKY have sincere concern that could hurt, hinder and/or isolate groups of people and/or counties all across the state.  Clergy will converge on the capitol to speak for those who are unable to speak for themselves.  GABKY leadership will be on site to give additional information and to conduct media interviews. 

We represent approximately five hundred Baptists churches across the state of Kentucky, and we want our voices to be heard to lawmakers we put in office.  This is not the time to be ignored but the time for us to give input on bills that affect Kentuckians who attend our churches. 

To setup an interview via phone and/or zoom after Operation Good Friday, contact at VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com

To learn more about the General Association of Baptists on Kentucky go to https://www.gabky.com/

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Reckoning Inc. and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage partner to host a workshop on how to use Catholic church records to find enslaved ancestors

(Louisville, KY) Reckoning Inc. will present Using Catholic Church Records to Find Ancestors on Saturday, April 8 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This workshop will focus on how to use an online database of Catholic baptismal records recently created by local non-profit organization Reckoning, Inc. to find enslaved ancestors. This workshop will be conducted by Reckoning, Inc. Research Director Abby Posey. The workshop is free and open to the public.

To date, Reckoning, Inc. has digitized the records for over 2,100 enslaved children who were baptized at ten Louisville-area Catholic churches in three counties: Jefferson, Nelson, and Marion. This includes the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville and the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown. These records have been placed in a database that can be searched, both by children’s and enslaver’s names, and browsed by church and by county. It can be found at www.reckoningradio.org/enslaved-church-records-database. This is an ongoing project that, if funding permits, will eventually expand to include records from Catholic and Protestant churches across Kentucky.

For more information about the workshop, visit www.kcaah.org/events. To learn more about Reckoning, Inc., visit www.reckoninginc.org. If you would like to setup an interview with Reckoning, Inc. Research Director Abby Posey, please contact VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications,.com or call 502-341-7306. 

Reckoning, Inc. receives funding from the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission, Gheens Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville, LG&E and KU Foundation, David A. Jones, Jr., and Mary Gwen Wheeler, Hardscuffle Inc., Metro United Way, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Historical Association, and the Owsley Brown III Philanthropic Foundation.