Louisville Metro Area encompasses seven counties that stretch into Southern Indiana for a 1.3 million population.
About 130,000 African Americans live in the Louisville Metro Area.
Located on the banks of the Ohio River southeast of Chicago, east of St. Louis, northwest of Atlanta, and west of Philadelphia, Louisville is one of the most geographically accessible cities in the country. That’s one reason truckers frequent the city.
Louisville argues that it has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the country.
Louisville’s Waterfront Park hosts over a million visitors per year. A huge chunk of them come during the 4th of July Fireworks celebration.
90% of the United States’ consumed disco balls are made in Louisville.
Approximately 1 million Louisville Slugger baseball bats are manufactured here each year.
York – Slave explorer owned by William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Muhammad Ali – The Greatest
Isaac Burns Murphy – Greatest jockey
Whitney M. Young, Jr. – Civil Rights activist
Wes Unseld – NBA all-star center
Ed Hamilton – sculptor of famous York, Booker T Washington and Black Civil War Soldier monuments
George Wells – founded oldest remaining black church in Louisville
Artis Gilmore – ABA Basketball legend who played center for Kentucky Colonels
Darrell Griffith – University of Louisville basketball legend
Anna Mac Clarke – First Black Women’s Army Corps officer to command a white unit
Moneta J. Sleet, Jr. – First African American to win Pulitzer Prize in photography
William Wells Brown – America’s first black novelist