October 19, 2012 - 12:42pm
Author Judith C. Owens-Lalude tells the story of her great-grandfather with her
Re-telling the haunting true story of her great-grandfather’s life in slavery, author Judith C. Owens-Lalude brings her novel, ‘The Long Walk: From Slavery to Freedom’, to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Sunday, October 21st at 4pm.
I have a collection of pipes that sits in my kitchen windowsill.  There are six of them there, balanced on their smooth, wooden noses in a stand; another three perched for display on bookshelves.  I like these pipes very much.  The curve fits so neatly against the fingers, swaddled...
October 17, 2012 - 3:57pm
In the days before the Civil War ended in 1865, a main track of the Underground Railroad ran through Louisville, where a substantial community of slaves who had won their freedom, along with sympathetic whites, helped Southern fugitives find Northern freedom.
 At dusk on a brutally hot September evening, I’m standing on the banks of the Ohio River at the point where 36th Street would run into the river, if not for the floodwall that separates this stretch of the Louisville Riverwalk from Portland. Cottonwoods tower overhead, some with...
July 30, 2012 - 8:15am
Shame the Devil
An observation on slavery is brought to life at The Bard's Town in Shame the Devil: An Audience With Fanny Kemble.
 Slavery life horrified a young lady so much she wrote a book.  That book became the one-woman show Shame the Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble, which opens Tuesday at The Bard's Town. Shame the Devil will take place on July 31 and August 1 at 7:30 p.m. each night.  Both...
July 29, 2012 - 8:04pm
Emancipation Celebration: Local historian and author, Peg Bogert, discusses slav
In conjunction with Black History Month, local historian and former Filson staffer, Peg Bogert, will explore the history of slavery in Kentucky this Thursday, February 16th at 12pm at The Filson Historical Society.
February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on both the struggles of race and the tremendous achievements in the African American community. While the issues of race, color and equal rights still continue to affect communities worldwide, the history of black and white relations in our own...
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