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Louisville's Scattered African American Communities

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Dr. Tom Owen, long-time Archivist for Regional History at UofL’s Archives and Special Collections (and former Metro Council member), came to his research on scattered local African-American communities with one simple notion: during segregation and in a world of limited mobility, the existence of a school house tells you where there was a Black community. To his amazement his archival research revealed over thirty Black communities--both rural and urban--scattered across Metro Louisville. Dr. Owen’s lecture will explore in detail some of the social and economic dynamics that led to the creation of those enclaves and the sacrifices that sustained their commitments to education.

Main Library
301 York Street
Louisville, KY USA 40203

Phone: 502-574-1611
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