‘Get on the Bus’ event examines fair housing in Louisville


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A free guided bus tour April 23 will spotlight Louisville’s segregation history and equal-housing needs in a program marking the 45th anniversary of the federal Fair Housing Act’s passage.

    “Get on the Bus: The Path Toward Equal Housing Opportunity” will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

    The opening program at the center will include a community history presentation and the release of a 20-year action plan for fair housing developed by UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Metropolitan Housing Coalition and Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission through a U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant. The bus tour will run 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Among the tour guides will be UofL professors Cate Fosl, Braden Institute director, and Tracy K’Meyer, history department chair. They also will help develop the route to show how the history of segregation contributed to current problems. The ride will include stops on the self-guided tour of Louisville’s civil rights history, a brochure the institute developed with other community partners.

    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.