Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment Mission

Our mission is to work for the success of minorities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky by promoting self-sufficiency through education and training, and ensuring equal access to jobs and economic development thus improving the quality of life for all Kentuckians.


Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. 


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Contact Us

Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 146
Frankfort, KY 40601
kyome@ky.gov​

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