History of the Parkland Neighborhood

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UofL Women's and Gender Studies professor and Director of the Anne Braden Institute, Cate Fosl, contextualizes the role Louisville played in the Civil Rights Movement that is often overlooked by other southern cities

Louisville experienced several Open Housing protests, often led by Rev. A.D. King, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s younger brother. John Johnson talks about the efforts to integrate housing

Lyman Johnson remembers how he came to Louisville through the recommendation of his sister

Cate Fosl discusses the "tenacity" of Anne Braden and the work she contributed to the Civil Rights Movement and her work for social justice

Rev. Louis Coleman worked his entire life for social justice, progress, and equal opportunity for African Americans. Mattie Jones, one of Coleman's longtime colleagues, discusses the type of work Coleman started in Louisville

Charles Kerr recounts the desegregation of Fountaine Ferry Park in the late 1960s

Bob Coleman provides insights into the diverse neighborhood of Parkland during the 1950s and 1960s. Muhammad Ali grew up in this same neighborhood, a neighborhood that was diverse and looked-out for one another.

Andrew Wade discusses the challenges he faced trying to buy a house for his family in Shively, an all-white neighborhood at the time.

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