The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage was designed to preserve black culture and history in the commonwealth. Construction is underway on a new gallery space in the south end of the building and a room on the second floor has monies set aside to turn it into a genealogy center.
By Veterans Day, the center’s courtyard will be home to an African-American veterans’ memorial named for Kentucky native, Col. Charles Young, a well-decorated Civil War-era military officer and diplomat.
Plans are underway, too, to turn a room just off the grand hall into an exhibit called the Kentucky Black Freedom Struggle that explores the civil rights movement and the commonwealth’s role as a border state.
You can read more about the Center’s plans in an article by Maggie Menderski in the Louisville Courier Journal at: https://cjky.it/2QgibRy.