Black History Month

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Compiled with the assistance of Somerset native, Kathy Perkins

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Local and Regional Inclusion and Diversity Organizations and Resources


Advancing diversity and racial equity ensures all people who need access to the opportunities and services we provide will receive them. We will strive to accomplish this by being equitable, inclusive, transparent, respectful and impactful in how we serve and engage with the individuals that make up our communities.

Boys and Girls Club of Somerset

Boys and Girls Clubs do not only serve students from particular groups and/or economic backgrounds—rather, any students that seek greater opportunities and relationships are welcome!

Lake Cumberland Diversity Collective

We exist to inspire and empower through educational resources and courageous conversations so ALL community members feel equitably represented, heard, and understood.

PFLAG Somerset

PFLAG provides support, education, and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community. We serve the Lake Cumberland region, providing resources, meetings, & events.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students and Staff at Somerset Community College

The Office for Equity and Inclusion was established in July 2005 to plan and implement a comprehensive program that promotes diversity in the College. Our annual International Festival is just one example of this effort.

United Way of South Central Kentucky

UWSCKY recognizes inequities exist for marginalized people groups as a result of decades of legal and cultural discrimination and seeks to remove the barriers that have caused these inequities.  We believe in intentionally making decisions that provide fair treatment, access and opportunity for all people.

Unity Allies

Unity Allies was formed to bring “Unity” to communities across the U.S.! Our mission is to educate, promote, and spread awareness in communities on diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging. Our goal is to create more inclusive or “beloved” communities across the nation. Join us in making the world a better place for everyone!

Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE)

KABHE is a group of dedicated college and university academic professionals committed to the educational advancement of all Kentuckians, particularly historically underrepresented groups.

Local Events 2024

Martin Luther King Day Unity Walk and showing of the movie SELMA TBD 2024

(Original date was cancelled due to weather.)

Do You Have Pulaski County Black History Information to Submit?

There is so much history here in Pulaski County!  If you have compiled information and/or photos regarding our local Pulaski County Black history from any era, including today, please contact us by filling out the form below.  Thank you.