The Louisville Leader, an African American community newspaper, began publication in Louisville, Kentucky on November 3, 1917. It covered local religious, educational, social, fraternal, and sporting activities, as well as national and international news. More about the newspaper.
The Cole Publishing Company building which housed original copies of the paper was badly damaged by a fire in 1954. The remaining issues were microfilmed by the University of Louisville in cooperation with Kentucky State University and the friends and family of publisher I. Willis Cole. The digital files shown in this collection were created from that microfilm. More about the collection.
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