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Harry Sykes sworn in as a city commissioner, 1966

Posted on November 18, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Three Lexington City Commissioners were sworn in by County Judge  Joseph E. Johnson III (back to camera) on January 3, 1966.  The commissioners were from left  Charles Wylie, Harry Sykes and Fred Keller. Sykes, who died in 2012, was LexingtonÕs first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor. Mayor Jim Gray, with the support of 11th District Councilmember Peggy Henson, has asked members of the Urban County Council to pass a resolution renaming Red Mile Place for Sykes. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Three Lexington city commissioners were sworn in by County Judge Joseph E. Johnson III (with his back to the camera) on Jan. 3, 1966. The commissioners were, from, left Charles Wylie, Harry Sykes and Fred Keller. Sykes, who died in 2012, was Lexington’s first black city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor. Current Mayor Jim Gray, with the support of 11th District Council member Peggy Henson, has asked the Urban County Council to pass a resolution renaming Red Mile Place for Sykes. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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