BLACK HISTORY MONTH # 2- Elected to Louisa city council
The first Black on the Louisa City Council
This picture was when I, Fred Jones, was sworn in as Louisa City Councilman for the first time. I went on to serve two more terms and then I gave it up. I got a lot of votes each time that I ran and it was told to me many times by really good friends of mine one thing! Don’t ever think that we mainly voted for you, but that we voted for your father a very good man in this city and well thought of, Curtis Jones. This did make me feel good as I did not got out and ask anyone to vote for me at all.
I want to say that the people in Louisa and Lawrence Council are the best you will ever find anywhere. Everyone was so good to me and I did try to serve the job the best that I could. Going to meetings all of the time just was not for me. Many told me I was first black elected in Eastern KY just before Wendall Banks was elected as commissioner in Ashland.
There were only 8 Blacks registered that I knew of in Louisa to vote. That should tell you just how great the people of Louisa really are.