Historical Obelisks

Beginning at the northeast corner of Charles H. Parrish, Jr. Freedom Park, at the corner of Third Street and Cardinal Boulevard, ten tall black granite pillars detail Louisville’s history in chronological order. Details on the pillars include:

Settlement (1750)

Slavery (1775-1865)

The Free Black Community of Louisville (1830-1860)

The Underground Railroad (1815-1865)

The Civil War (1863-1865)

Reconstruction/Readjustment (1865-1877)

Segregation (1865-1900)

Resistance in the Era of Segregation (1900-1940)

The Civil Rights Movement (1940-1970)

The Ongoing Struggle (1970-Today)