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.
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.
Upcoming books, audio stories, photography, gospel music, and community writing workshops. The Louisville Story Program supports community voices through various media. Each project can take years of work as authors craft their narratives.
The whole world pays attention to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May for the Kentucky Derby. Track Changes brings you the people and stories who make up the track and its neighborhood the other 364 days a year.
In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, and shifting identities.
An impressionistic portrait of the Dirt Bowl and the community that nurtures and sustains it, written by dozens of people who have contributed to and been shaped by the iconic streetball tournament since 1969.
Authors from the Kentucky School for the Blind write about the travails and triumphs of visual impairment, difficulties of being an outsider, and how they've found community and a path to independence in Louisville.