Merlene Davis, Lexington Herald-Leader en Kentuckian who was Liberia's President <p><a href="">Alfred Francis Russell, </a>a freed slave from Kentucky, became the 10th president of Liberia in 1883. He was a man who worked through very difficult circumstances to briefly lead a country in Africa that was formed as a means of giving some American blacks their first taste of self governance.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:45:27 +0000 Merlene Davis, Lexington Herald-Leader 11232 at Kentuckian who was Liberia's President Lexington Woman's Version of 'The Help' <p><a href="">You&#39;d never know it now, but just a few years ago,</a> Kathryn Cotton Greer was &quot;the help&quot; for several prominent families in Lexington and, later, Dallas. Some of her former employers treated her with disdain, some treated her purely as a servant and others saw her worthy of praise because of her kindness and willingness to treat their home and children as if they were her own. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:45:43 +0000 Merlene Davis, Lexington Herald-Leader 10192 at Lexington Woman's Version of 'The Help'