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Panel Discussion: People & Places of the Russell Neighborhood

April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Notable Louisville Neighborhoods and the People Who Put Them on the Map” is a new series that seeks to connect people with their hyper-local history in a meaningful way. Focusing on the various neighborhoods within the city of Louisville, the series kicks off with a panel discussion on the history of the Russell Neighborhood. Originally a fashionable suburb with white and black working-class housing, Russell evolved into Louisville’s foremost African American neighborhood by the 1940s, boasting a well-defined business district and an expansive residential area. Bonnie Lash Freeman will lead a panel discussion on the people and places that put the Russell neighborhood on the map. Joining her on the panel will be: Lynn E. Johnson, Director of the Chestnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Program serving teens grades 8th – 12th.   She has expanded the program to youth grades K-7th. She commits to helping teens succeed, while nurturing adult volunteers who are the backbone of the Program. Sam Watkins, former Chief Executive Officer of Louisville Central Community Centers. He is noted for his push for excellence among LCCC’s constituency and highly recognized as a national leader among neighborhood organizations. To register for this free event CLICK HERE.


April 25, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Filson Historical Society
1310 S. 3rd Street
Louisville, 40208 United States
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