‘Guidance for Our Time: Louisville’s First Immigration Crisis’

An “influx of immigrants and refugees from Europe and the Deep South” perceived to be the agents of change for “established patterns of community life, disrupted job markets [who] precipitate vitriolic political backlash.” Sound like 2016? Well, those words are actually about 1840-1910. You see, this isn’t the first time that Louisville, and more broadly America, wrestled with the issues around immigration. And Councilman Thomas Owen, an archivist at University of Louisville, where he specializes in Kentucky history, will give a talk and guidance on how to avoid the pitfalls of the past.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Filson Historical Society
6 p.m. | Free
1310 S. Third St.