Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit
Discover the Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit
Directly from the KY Derby Museum, this exhibit explores the significant contributions of Black Americans to the early success of the Kentucky Derby. The exhibit also addresses the impact of segregation and Jim Crow, which led to the exclusion of African Americans from the racing industry. The display also narrates the stories of Black individuals who served as primary caretakers for horses in the 20th century. The exhibit goes to shed light on the initiatives undertaken by the Black community to enhance the participation of African Americans in the modern era of the racing industry.
The exhibit is free to the general public with the purchase of any ticket to Belle Meade Historic Site and Winery.