Grady, Jane

Manning, Joseph
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Voices of Russell in a Time of Change
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Grady discusses her life in Beecher Terrace, being a kitchen beautician, raising kids in income-based housing, community and good times in Beecher Terrace, working as a nurse assistant, watching other people's kids, work at Louisville Linen, domestic work for wealthy families in Indian Hills, moving to L.A., work at Pendenis Club, family life as a child, father's hobby as a woodworker, work on Resident Council at Beecher Terrace, Western Branch Library,

These and other interviews were conducted by the Louisville Story Program and collaboratively edited with the participants authors between 2020 and 2023. The culmination of this collaborative work is the documentary book, “If You Write Me A Letter, Send It Here: Voices of Russell in a Time of Change.” This anthology of nonfiction documents the rich layers of history and cultural heritage in the Russell area of west Louisville, a neighborhood whose history is centrally important to the Black experience in Louisville.

Russell (Louisville, Ky.), Beecher Terrace (Louisville, Ky.), African American businesspeople, Women in community organization,