The Eastside Neighborhood, formed in the early 1900s, has a rich cultural heritage and continues to be the most diverse neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. Historically, the Eastside has produced many talented leaders, including doctors, politicians, teachers, social workers, and business leaders… many of who helped advocate for civil rights in our local area. Dr. James Randolph (1917-1981), a pioneering African-American physician, became the first African American to join a Northern Kentucky hospital and be admitted into the Campbell-Kenton County Medical Society. Rev. Jacob Price, (1839-1923), Baptist minister and business owner, was an advocate for education opportunities for African-American children. On April 17, 1866, a group of concerned citizens met in the Covington City Hall to establish a school for African-American children. Another Eastside resident, Alice T. Shimfessel, from the 1940s until her death in 1983, fought against segregated movie theaters and restaurants and advocated school integration at Holmes High school
The Eastside neighborhood is located between the Licking River and Madison Avenue and from 8th Street to 16th Street. With more than 18 churches in the neighborhood, the Eastside values the importance of family and community. The Eastside Neighborhood is proud to include within its neighborhood boundaries the Carnegie Arts Center, the Lincoln Grant building, which provided a school for African American children before desegregation, Jacob Price Homes, Gardens of Greenup, Covington Latin School, and the world renowned Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.