Lt. Colonel Allen Allensworth, Minister, Educator, and Founder of the Town of Allensworth, was born enslaved April 7, 1842 in Louisville, Kentucky. Lt. Col. Allensworth escaped slavery by joining the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1871, he was ordained a Baptist minister and led several churches in Kentucky. In 1880 and 1884, he was the only black delegate from Kentucky to the Republican National Conventions. In 1886, Lt.Col….