African-American Life in Louisville

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Louisville's African-American community dates back to the early 1800s. Before the 1850s, many Black churches such as the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church were founded in the area. Prominent African Americans, including Whitney M. Young, Woodford Porter, FrankStanley, and Calvin Winstead, became Louisville's pioneer families in modern business and politics. Within the pages of this volume are many of the families who worked to become institution builders and leaders––in Louisville and around the world.African-American Life in Louisville covers the period from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s and focuses on the people and places in the Greater Louisville area, including Shelbyville. AuthorBruce Tyler, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, Louisville, has created this unique collection of vintage photographs as a tribute to his community.
ISBN: 9780738553757
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Kentucky
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Through more than 200 photographs from the collections of local contributors James Sydnor, Dr. Eleanor Young-Love, Des Moines Beard, Ed Churchill, Edward Sumpter, numerous local churches, and the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky, African-American Life in Louisville provides a rare glimpse into the lives of the people of this close-knit community. It reflects their struggles and their triumphs as well as the family bonds that provided their strength along the way. Join Bruce Tyler in this exploration of the past that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
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