Louisville said that they shall start a new program to celebrate the African American contribution to this city’s history and culture.
This new program has a great potential to show immersive learning experiences and contains ongoing partnerships with the National Civil Rights Trail and the Black Bourbon Society.
This new collection and exhibit are called the “Unfiltered Truth Collection”. Seven local attractions will give tours pointing out incredible stories of African Americans that have made an impact on Louisville’s claims to fame, like the Kentucky Derby, baseball, and bourbon.
The Kentucky Derby Museum bestows two incredible experiences and shows the importance of African Americans in the nation’s greatest horse race. Many of them did not get the recognition they were well-deserved for, because of the color of their skin.
To know about how African Americans have influenced bourbon at the Frazier History Museum’s from Enslaved to Empowered: Kentucky’s African American Experience through Bourbon tour. This familiarity gives us more perspective and a vaster mindset about the historical background of bourbon and the influence of African Americans on the industry.
After Stepping into the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to meet the first African American to write and publish a cocktail book and taste high-quality whiskeys, you shall find amusement in another color. History comes to life as you step into 1816, learning about the lives and reality of enslaved individuals in Kentucky.
Visit this African American Museum to understand and learn about Black history, where #blacklivesmatter. It’s only through these roots that we could fully comprehend the verity of African cultures throughout many years of slavery. Lastly, visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to experience an interactive exhibit that highlights a mysterious Black baseball team that had faded from history, and discover the influence this team had on Louisville’s baseball industry.