June 22, 2011 - 8:00am
by Eve Lee
Photos from the archive on exhibit through September 9
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that photography has been around since the 1800s, with Louisville edging it out with its founding in 1778. The University of Louisville Photographic Archives blends these two thriving institutions in “Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic...
May 31, 2011 - 12:26pm
by Eve Lee
Share, learn history at UofL-for free
Not all history is taught in textbooks—and so UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research is organizing a 25-member community group to delve into local racial and social justice history and to share knowledge across Metro Louisville. The Healing History Academy invites...
February 19, 2011 - 11:58pm
Talk of professional basketball is no new discussion in the city. As evidenced by the Kentucky Colonels; but what does that mean?
Over the last couple of days, I have attempted to highlight professional sports and the city of Louisville. First, we had the Louisville Colonels in baseball; then, there was the Brecks in the NFL; and finally, with some hesitation, we move to professional basketball. I say hesitation because any...
February 18, 2011 - 11:14am
With the steady buzz that surrounds the city of Louisville about a professional sports team we often forget about the major league past of the city. Ever heard of the Louisville Eclipse, Colonels, or Grays?
It might just be that the city of Louisville is the most underrated town for major league sports in America. Much of that is because Louisville’s major league past is often forgotten. The Derby City—which bridges teams like the Reds in Cincinnati, the Cardinals in St. Louis, and the Braves in...
December 20, 2010 - 2:00pm
Hidden amidst an industrial park, Lexington's McConnell Springs provides a history lesson and hiking for visitors.
McConnell Springs in Lexington, Kentucky offers a fascinating blend of history and natural wonder. In 1775, William McConnell camped at this spring and named the area "Lexington" in honor of the first battle of the American Revolution. Over the years, this reliable spring was the site of a...
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