Jordon, Lamika

Manning, Joseph
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Voices of Russell in a Time of Change
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Jordon reflects on her early years with parents and siblings off Dixie Hwy, living in federal housing in Southwick, living in Germany for six years, life in military family, moving back to America and trying to make a living, moving to income based housing: Clarksdale and Beecher Terrace, the difficulty of raising kids in income-based housing projects, Beecher Terrace, Decker University and subsequent closure by federal agents, politics and culture of income-based housing.

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.), African Americans--Kentucky--Louisville, African American neighborhoods--Kentucky--Louisville, Public housing--Kentucky--Louisville, Beecher Terrace (Louisville, Ky.)