Lincoln=Grant Herald


Lincoln=Grant Herald


The Lincoln=Grant Herald newspaper was published monthly by the students and alumni of Lincoln Grant High School in Covington, Kentucky.

In 1909, the city of Latonia, Kentucky was annexed to Covington and the Lincoln Colored School in Latonia was merged with the 7th Street Colored School in Covington, and the combined school was named Lincoln-Grant School, while the high school kept the name William Grant. The number of school age children increased to 44 high school students and 360 students in the elementary grades. In 1914, the night high school was established in Covington for students who had completed 8th grade and were at least 14 years old. In the colored night school, students were taught basic English and arithmetic. By 1924, within the colored day school, there were 519 students with a teaching faculty of 4 high school teachers and 18 elementary teachers. The number of students would outgrown the size of the building, and in 1928, a bond was issued and passed with $250,000 approved for the building of a new colored school on Greenup Street, to be completed by September of 1930. The school was completed in 1932.

The Lincoln=Grant herald began in 1913, but it is unclear how long the publication lasted.


Students and Alumni of Lincoln Grant High School




UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center, Fouse Family Papers


See Notable Kentucky African Americans Database for more on Lincoln Grant High School.
See Notable Kentucky African Americans Database for more on African American schools in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Full list of African American newspapers in Kentucky available in the Notable Kentucky African Americans (NKAA) Database.


Kentucky, Kenton, Covington


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