May 18, 2018

50th Anniversary of Louisville Riots of 1968

Steve Crump, reporter for WBTV in Charlotte and former Louisville resident, discusses his upcoming three-part series about the 50th Anniversary of the Louisville Riots in 1968 airing on WAVE 3 News Sunday-Tuesday. Part one airs Sunday at 11pm, part two airs Monday at 6pm, and part three airs Tuesday at 6pm.

The riots began at a rally at 28th and Greenwood in the Parkland neighborhood. The rally protested the reinstatement of a Louisville police officer accused of using excessive force while arresting a black man, Manfred Reid. Tensions were also high following the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There was looting, vandalism, and burning and overturning of taxis and police cars. Curfews were set and businesses were closed. The Louisville Guard and Kentucky State Police were called in to patrol the streets.

Gilda's Club Louisville

Night of a Thousand Laughs
Saturday, May 19, The Kentucky Center
5:30 p.m. – VIP reception 
6 p.m. – VIP dinner
7:15 p.m. – comedy show 
9:30 p.m. – after party 
$50 – show only
$85 – show & after party
$175 – VIP seating (includes cocktails, dinner, show & after party) 

Ticket sales for Night of a Thousand Laughs benefit families, men, women, teens and children who seek cancer support at Gilda's Club Louisville.

Mighty Kindness Hoot

Community Unity Festival Celebrating Kindness
Saturday, May 19, Noon-7pm
Waterfront Park, Brown Forman Amphitheater 
Live music, organic food, Massage-A-Thon (to benefit St. Joseph Children's Home), art, crafts, jewelry, yoga, student speakers

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