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Join us for an in-depth look at Louisville’s West End during the 1930s, featuring distinguished scholar of Kentucky African American history Dr. Gerald Smith in conversation with Kim Spence, curator of Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story.
Event is FREE with Museum admission as part of Late ‘Til 8 Fridays at the Speed.
Gerald L. Smith is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He earned his B.A, M.A., and Ph. D degrees from the University of Kentucky in history. He taught at the University of Memphis from 1988-1993. He is a full professor of history and a former holder of both the Theodore A. Hallam Professorship and the Martin Luther King Center Scholar-in Residence at the University of Kentucky. From 1997-2005, he served as the director of the African American Studies and Research Program at UK. He is the former pastor of the Farristown Baptist Church in Berea, Kentucky and now serves as pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. READ MORE