Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

Civil Rights Driving Tour Map


I took the Civil Rights Tour brochure coverHard copies of the brochure, “A Self-Guided Tour of Louisville’s Civil Rights History”  are available at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. See video of some of the sites here and below.

Whether you are from Louisville or visiting for the first time, we invite you to learn how the 20th-century civil rights movement changed lives here at the South’s northern border–for African Americans, but also for whites & now for the new immigrants who are bringing greater cultural diversity in the 21st century.

This publication was compiled by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, a unit of the University of Louisville’s College of Arts & Sciences.

The tour was created in partnership with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage and the Muhammad Ali Center.


Tour Stops:

Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St.

Charles Anderson, 600 W. Jefferson: marker is on steps of Hall of Justice

Simmons University/Louisville Municipal College, 1018 S. 7th St.

Old Central High School, 550 W. Kentucky

Freedom Park at UofL, 1911 S. 3rd St.

Open Accommodations Mass Protests, 610 S. 4th St.

Pendennis Club, 218 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd

Old Walnut St. Business District and Mae Street Kidd, 6th-13th on W. Ali Blvd.

Zion Baptist Church and Rev. A.D. King, 2200 W. Ali.

I. Willis Cole, 2317 W. Ali.

Lyman Johnson Home, 2340 W. Ali.

Braden Memorial Center, 3208 W. Broadway

Rev. Louis Coleman Jr. Drive, 700 Louis Coleman Jr. Dr.

Fontaine Ferry Park, 230 Southwestern Pkwy

Chickasaw Park, 1200 Southwestern Pkwy

Braden Home, 4403 Virginia Ave.

Muhammad Ali Boyhood Home, 3302 Grand Ave.

1968 Civil Disorder, S 28th St & Greenwood Ave.

A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

Western Branch Library, 604 S 10th St

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church, 912 W Chestnut St

Open Housing Pioneers–the Wade Home, S. Crums Ln & Clyde Dr

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at 3:46 pm



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