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Louisville Black Expo

The Louisville Black Expo is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) black expos held in Kentucky. Beginning in the 1930s as a Louisville Defender (newspaper) cooking show, it became an annual event that continued to grow and was named the "Louisville Defender Black Expo." In addition to other activities, some of the best talent performances in the state, including gospel singing, have been presented to thousands of attendees over several days. There have also been concerts by well-known recording artists. In 2000, the expo name became the "Louisville Defender Newspaper's Minority Consumer Expo." For more about the most recent changes see Think Kentucky: Cabinet for Economic Development, Winter 2000, p. 5. For pictures and articles concerning the expo over the years see the annual coverage in the Louisville Defender.

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NKAA Source: The Louisville defender (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Think Kentucky (periodical)

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