Once a booming strip of black business, Walnut Street faded from Louisville’s memory for failed Urban Renewal (wdrb.com)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — There is a story in Louisville long faded from view, and time is taking the people who remember it best. It’s the story of what happened to Walnut Street, what we now know as Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

In the days when segregation split the city, Walnut Street between Sixth and Thirteenth streets and the surrounding blocks played host to a booming black business district where African Americans worked, shopped, lived and owned stores.

WDRB news article by Gilbert Corsey.

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