Blacks who left U.S. for Soviet Union are focus of reading at library


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Pan-African Studies associate professor Joy Carew will read from her book “Blacks, Reds, and Russians: Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise,” at an event Jan. 22 at UofL’s Ekstrom Library. The free, public reading will begin at 2 p.m. in the Bingham Poetry Room, on the library’s first floor.

    Carew’s book is an account of blacks who left a segregated United States in the 1920s and 1930s in search of more opportunity in the Soviet Union. A number of the emigrants became integrated into Soviet society.

    Also at the event, the library will highlight nine Ann Stewart Anderson paintings of the mythological muses, acquired during a recent renovation of the Bingham Poetry Room. Anderson will be in attendance.

    Ekstrom Library is located on the west side of Belknap Campus next to the Speed Art Museum.

    For more information, call Diane Nichols at 502-852-6745..