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Voices of Russell in a Time of Change

Louisville’s historic Russell neighborhood is in the midst of major redevelopment—almost $1 billion in investments. The neighborhood will be transformed, and its residents are documenting its history and culture through this book.

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    Video: Louisville Story Program

    Hear from authors and collaborators about our mission to amplify unheard voices & untold stories.

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    If You Write Me a Letter, Send It Here

    Louisville’s historic Russell neighborhood is in the midst of major redevelopment—almost $1 billion in investments. The neighborhood will be transformed, and its residents are documenting its history and culture through this book.

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    The Defender: Special Edition of Louisville Magazine

    The Louisville Story Program guest-edits a special edition of the Louisville Magazine, sharing a selection photographs that honor the legacy of the Louisville Defender.

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    Upcoming: I'm Glad About It

    Louisville Gospel Music Restoration Project - In the mid-20th century, a substantial body of gospel music was recorded and produced in Louisville, but today those recordings are in danger of being lost forever.

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    Upcoming & Ongoing Projects

    Each project can take years of work as authors craft their narratives.


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The Louisville Story Program is challenging the arena of what a book is and what a book can do and where books matter in our communities.
Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award winner