We Were Here: African American experiences in Boyle County

At the Norton Center, Centre College, Danville, KY

SEPTEMBER 2022 – JUNE 2023

This historical storytelling project celebrates our area’s rich African American heritage and acknowledges the societal and cultural erasure endured by the Danville and Boyle County African American community in the name of urban renewal. This extensive campus and community collaboration brings together esteemed authors, change agents and performing artists with Centre College students and the entire community to shed light on our collective history and build bridges for our connected future.


The We Were Here exhibit includes content containing historical language that reflects the society and time period in which it was produced.  The documents, images, publications, and other materials have been preserved in order to present the materials in their original state and context, and do not reflect the values of Centre College or the Norton Center for the Arts.