Event: Images & Archives of Black Life in Louisville

Join the Louisville Story Program and Western Library for an informative and engaging discussion about the legacy of Louisville’s Black photographers and the significance of the newly digitized Louisville Defender archive.

In December 2022, Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) began offering access to a searchable, digital archive of Louisville’s premier Black newspaper, The Defender. In this session, LFPL staff will discuss the database and show patrons how they can search it for their own research.

Additionally, photographers and the Louisville Story Program will present images from the Frank Stanley Sr. Collection which includes over 14,000 photographs from The Louisville Defender. LSP has partnered with UofL to digitize this collection and is seeking public feedback on the images. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the archival process by offering their recollections and other relevant information about images from the Frank Stanley Sr. Collection.

Thursday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.
Western Library
604 S 10th St
Louisville, KY 40203

Call (502) 574-1779 for more info.
Join the Facebook event and invite your friends!