Welcome to Uncovering Racial Logics: Louisville's History of Racial Oppression and Activism: a website that provides resources for people interested in researching or learning more about Louisville’s history of racial activism, segregation, and oppression, specifically in the areas of education, policing, and housing. These are all areas in which we see institutional racism at work, producing unequal access to resources, freedoms, and opportunities as part of ongoing U.S. racial stratification.
This website was designed in collaboration with faculty, students, and community partners at the University of Louisville with the goal of sharing materials housed at UofL Archives and Special Collections (ASC). The University of Louisville ASC houses thousands of documents that are relevant for anyone interested in learning about the history of racism and racial activism in our city. As you move through the website, you will find scanned archival documents, information about each document and the larger collection it belongs to, and other materials related to racism and racial activism in Louisville.
With assistance from undergraduate and graduate research assistants: Cat Alexander, Elizabeth Frazier, and Ben Harlan. Additional technical assistance provided by Cassidy Meurer and Terri Holtze. We thank UofL’s Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research (CCTSJR) and Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) for funding and supporting this work.
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