‘Who’s Who: African American Profiles’

Churchill Downs will host an unveiling celebration of the “Who’s Who Louisville: 2016 African American Profiles” book, which features pictures and biographical data on over 400 current local African American leaders. Also in this year’s edition, LEO contributors Michael L. Jones and Erica Rucker spotlight nine Louisville Luminaries, and Jones documents the history of Kentucky’s black colleges. The unveiling celebration will reveal the book cover and feature guest speakers Dr. Kevin W. Cosby of Simmons College of Kentucky and Dr. Raymond M. Burse of Kentucky State University. There will also be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and music by Robbie Bartlett. Tickets ($40, adv./$50 door) include a copy of the book, which sells for $29.95.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

Churchill Downs
240-0444 | $40 (adv.), $50 (door)
700 Central Ave., Gate 1
6 p.m.
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