VIDEO: Braden Institute's Civil Rights Tour on Louisville podcast

VIDEO: The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Lookin’ at Louisville” podcast series features several sites along the Self-Guided Tour of Louisville’s Civil Rights History.

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Our Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research designed, created and recently revised the tour, which is offered with three partner organizations: the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the Muhammad Ali Center and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

The civil rights history tour features 22 stops, including UofL’s Freedom Park, the Muhammad Ali Center and the boxer’s boyhood home, activists’ homesites, churches, schools and the Fourth Street section that was the scene of mass protests for open accommodations in 1961.

The self-guided tour includes a driving map and a pullout walking map for the downtown Louisville sites, with QR codes, readable with a smartphone, that give access to additional historical information. 

The tour map is available online at

The brochure also is available at:

  • Anne Braden Institute, Room 258, Ekstrom Library;
  • Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.;
  • Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, 301 S. Fourth St.;
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. 

For more information on the driving tour, contact Cate Fosl, institute director and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, at 502-852-2944 or check