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From Slavery to Equality: The 400 Year Struggle of African-Americans
Tuesday, October 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | The Filson welcomes eminent Kentucky historian Dr. George C. Wright to reflect on a lifetime of study and teaching about slavery and the struggle for emancipation and freedom in the U.S., and overseas.



Biddle’s Lewis and Clark | Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove
Friday, October 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Gary Moulton has gathered the additions and omissions to Biddle's version of the Lewis and Clark expedition and will discuss these differences and patterns. Sponsored by LaMar Gaston in partnership with Locust Grove.



An American Story: The Redd Family Portraits
Monday, October 21, Exhibit of Redd Family Portraits with light refreshments, 5:00-5:50 p.m., lecture, 6:00 p.m. | Independent scholar and Kentucky collector Mack Cox shares his groundbreaking research, revealing the hidden stories behind Kentucky’s artis



Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust
Friday, October 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. | This October, The Violins of Hope will make their first visit to Louisville. Join Avshi Weinstein at the Filson for more stories and details of the violin's history and to hear one of the Violins of Hope being played.



Dine and Dialogue - The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius | Sponsored by PNC Bank
Tuesday, October 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Author Bob Batchelor will share untapped historical archives in the life of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius. Optional prix fixe dinner at Buck's Restaurant following lecture with author.



Louisville Modern: An Era in Art
Wednesday, November 6, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Louisville Modern: An Era in Art tells the story of the art scene in the Louisville, Kentucky-Southern Indiana area from the 1940s through the 1960s.



Complicating the Confederate Monument: Enid Yandell’s 1894 Proposal for Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, November 12 - Exhibits open, 5:00 p.m., Lecture, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Dr. Malone will share an overview of her article on Enid Yandell’s proposat for the Confederate Monument, which is forthcoming in the winter 2019 issue of Ohio Valley History.



Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and American’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation
Friday, November 15, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | In "Separate," author Steve Luxenberg shares a myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced “separation” and its pernicious consequences.



The Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series - FIRST: Sandra Day O'Connor
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Drawing on interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives, New York Times bestselling biographer Evan Thomas tells the story of America’s first female Supreme Court Justice.


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