ABI's Louisville Civil Rights History Tour revised

University of Louisville’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research Releases Revised Louisville Civil Rights Tour Brochure

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research’s popular Self-Guided Tour of Louisville's Civil Rights History brochure has been revised to add new stops, a pull-out walking map of downtown Louisville sites, and QR codes, readable with your smartphone, that give you access to even more historical information.

The tour’s 22 stops include: Freedom Park at the University of Louisville, the area of 4th Street in downtown Louisville where mass protests for open accommodations were held in 1961, Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Wade family home in Shively that was dynamited in 1954 after the African American family moved into the then all-white neighborhood.

The battle for African American civil rights was fought for by local men and women-black and white, who insisted on equality. Their efforts can be witnessed through this tour - which provides an understanding of our local heritage, introducing figures and sites of importance from Louisville's history.

Copies of the tour brochure can be picked up at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Room 258). You can also pick up copies from our tour partners who helped make the new brochure possible: The Muhammad Ali Center (144 North 6th Street), The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard), or the Louisville Convention and Visitor's Bureau (301 South Fourth Street).

You can also view the tour online at http://comm.louisville.edu/abi/civil-rights-driving-tour-map/. For more information, call the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research at 852-6142.