Brush up on Shakespeare; tour civil rights landmarks


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville’s campuses aren’t the only places to learn from its professors. Its College of Arts and Sciences is offering two public summer field trips related to civil rights and to William Shakespeare.

    —“A&S Faculty Field Trip: Civil Rights Tour of Louisville” will be a June 19 bus tour of local sites significant to the 20th century movement. Cate Fosl, director of UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will lead the 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. tour occurring on the Juneteenth commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Fosl, an associate professor of women’s and gender studies, also is author of “Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South” and co-author of “Freedom on the Border: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky.”

    Tour participants will start at Freedom Park at Cardinal Boulevard between Second and Third streets on UofL’s Belknap Campus. Bus stops will range from the Braden home and Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home to the Western Branch Library and churches. The group will get off the bus in Chickasaw Park for a 1960s-style picnic dinner.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.