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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who should come?

Any adult or high school student (regardless of race or ethnicity) interested in expanding her/his knowledge of African World/Black history for personal benefit or professional sensitivity is invited.

Is it a college level seminar?

The history sessions include interesting lectures and discussion designed to be understandable to a mixed audience from which questions are always welcome

Do I have to come each Saturday?

No — drop-ins are welcome, as are the folks who come every week!

What are some examples of topics that follow the Black history seminar?

  • Young, Gifted and Black:  African in America
  • Sexuality as a Political Tool
  • Black-Jewish Relations
  • Reflections on Brazil
  • African Belief Systems
  • C.O.O.L. White Guys in Our Community
  • The African Student Union Dance Troupe from U of L C.O.O.L. White Guys in Our Community
  • Genealogy: The Joy of Discovering Roots
  • Black Identity & Color Consciousness
  • The UofL African-American Theater Program from U of L
  • African-Americans in Portland
  • Blacks in the Labor Movement

How do I find the Academy?

The DuValle Education Center (3610 Bohne Avenue) can be reached from Algonquin Parkway then north on 35th Street. Enter the back parking lot and proceed to the middle door that leads directly to the Cafeteria meeting space.

What is the inclement weather policy of the Saturday Academy?

To check on the meeting status of the Saturday Academy during bad weather please call 852-1397 for a recorded message.

Who are the Saturday Academy Partners?

The Academy is co-sponsored by Jefferson County Public Schools, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, District 5 Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, the University of Louisville Signature Partnership, and the Louisville Urban League.

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