Phoenix Rising Lex


Community participation in furthering the mission of Phoenix Rising it is critical. We invite you to join us if you believe in what we are doing – believe in seeing Lexington become a more diverse and caring community that values all of its citizens and their histories. Help us unmask, learn, and teach others about the rich history of African Americans in the horse industry and the roles they played in establishing a vibrant African American community in Lexington, and securing our city’s reputation as America’s Thoroughbred capital.


  • Pay annual dues of $25 for individuals or $50 for institutional memberships
  • Consider volunteering your assistance for our programs and events
  • Provide us with your email and mailing address and phone number



  • Invitation to all monthly Phoenix Rising board meetings held at 5:30 pm. (time and location to follow)
  • Invitation to all Phoenix Rising sponsored events.
  • Participation in Phoenix Rising volunteer programs
  • Invitations to all Phoenix Rising events and programs
  • Access to selected research files and e-books from shared Google drive
  • One copy of the 63-page booklet, “Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf,” published by the
    International Museum of the Horse.