K’Meyer chronicles the local response to Brown v. Board of Education in 1956 and describes the start of countywide busing in 1975 as well as the crisis sparked by violent opposition to it. She reveals the forgotten story of the defense of integration and busing reforms in the 1980’s and 1990’s, culminating in the response to the 2007 Supreme Court decision known as Meredith. This long and multifaceted struggle for school desegregation, K’Meyer shows and informs the ongoing movement for social justice in Louisville and beyond.
From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2007
Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
This event is free for members, $10 for non-members. Reservations are suggested to assure seating. Call The Filson at (502) 635-5083 or visit www.filsonhistorical.org.
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The Filson Historical Society
The Filson has been collecting, preserving, and telling the significant stories of Kentucky and Ohio Valley history and culture since 1884.