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All Events at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

Friday, January 30, 2015:  

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm    Celebrating the Legacy of Black Louisville: Opening Ceremonies

Presented by  WLKY

                                                  OPENING OF EXHIBITS

Come celebrate the unique legacy of Louisville’s African American Community and be a part of a program that pays homage to Black Louisville’s historic past!  Join us for the official opening of the exhibit, purchase tickets for the weekend’s events and hear from local leaders on the significance of this historic event. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015:    

9:30 am -10:45 am      The Road to Freedom Came through Here Workshop

11:00 am-12:30 pm     Time & Continuum- Ed Hamilton Speaks

Noon - 1:15 pm           UofL Archivists Instructional Workshop

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm     Little Africa, Black Hill & the Tie Plant

                                    A video produced by Former Louisvillian, Howard Breckinridge of  

                                    Plano, Texas and presented by Tom Owens of the U of L Archived                                                                                        

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm     Walnut Street Revue

Join us for a live stage show reminiscent of  the “chitlin circuit “ performances presented at Walnut Street’s Lyric Theater during the 1940’s & 1950’s. The show features vocalists Nikki Wharton and Don Wright, the”Motown” group 2nd Chance,  Jazz vocalist Kasi Crooks with soul guitarist Billy Clements and the Jerry Tolson band.  The phenomenal blues artist Tee Dee Young& his group will close out this memorable evening of Walnut Street entertainment.  Admission: $20, Cash Bar

Event Emcee: WLKY’s Ann Bowdan              

Tickets for the Walnut Street Revue are available at both locations of Better Days Records, in Lyles Mall and on Bardstown Road. They will also be available at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage on the day of performance. 

All other events are free and open to the public.

For ticket information call Better Days Records at (502) 456-2394.

This event made possible with the support of the following:

Legacies Unlimited, Inc.

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

The Owsley Brown II Family Foundation

George & Mary Lee Fischer