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Eugenia "Jean" Murrell Capers, a native of Georgetown, Kentucky, was the first African American assistant police prosecutor in Cleveland, Ohio, and first African American city council person of any major U. S. city.

KAAE Timeline

Entries First Draft

  • A-G Mar. 31, 2011
  • H-R May 31, 2011
  • S-Z Jul. 31, 2011

Entries Second Draft

  • A-G May 1, 2012
  • H-R May 1, 2012
  • S-Z May 1, 2012

Topical Essays

  • 1st Draft Oct. 31, 2011
  • 2nd Draft Feb. 29, 2012
  • 3rd Draft May 31, 2012

January 2011-December 2011 - The Project staff will work on essays and unassigned entries. The staff will also continue reading and revising encylopedia entries and begin the process of submitting entries to the University Press of Kentucky.

October, 2012 - Remaining entries and essays will be submitted to the University Press of Kentucky.

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