Oral Histories from Louisville’s Civil Rights Movement

Anne Braden and African American man speaking to crowd

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research Is Proud to Present two web exhibits about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Louisville.  The exhibits are hosted in the UofL Library digital archives.

Kentucky Alliance Oral History Project

ABI program coordinator Amber Duke, in collaboration with the University of Louisville Oral History Center and University Libraries, explored the history of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  13 current and past members of the organization tell their stories about how they became involved with the Alliance.  Listen for detailed information about the organization’s periods of great challenge, and hopes for the organization’s future.   Click on the photographs and documents throughout the exhibit to learn more about this group that works to bring people together to take visible action in support of justice and fairness.

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50 Years Later... Examining Louisville's 1961 Civil Rights Demonstrations

The Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, in collaboration with University Libraries, marked the 50th anniversary of the Louisville public accommodations demonstrations with an online exhibit. This exhibit shares the stories of a small number of the thousands of people involved in this particular fight for justice in Louisville. Oral history interviews with some of the participants and photos allow viewers to discover how these events 50 years ago forever changed the River City.

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