Breonna Taylor


While We Were Building | Breonna Taylor On March 13, 2020 a seismic shift happened in Louisville. That was the night Breonna Taylor--a young, Black, brilliant, EMT--was killed in her apartment. Everything we would come to find out about horrific and completely preventable death would change how the city would function and how the [...]

Injustice Square


While We Were Building | A Year of Protests [Louisville Courier Journal, 2021] The protests began May 28, 2020, two months after Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency room technician, was shot and killed by Louisville police officers serving a search warrant at her South End apartment. Spurred by the police killing of George Floyd [...]

David McAtee


While We Were Building | David McAtee Just after midnight on June 1, 2020, at the height of the protests over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a group of military trucks carrying police officers and National Guard members pulled up to an intersection in the West End of Louisville. They had just received an [...]

A Path Forward was Created


While We Were Building | A Path Forward In the wake of the pandemic, the Louisville Urban League League convened dozens of Black leaders, to discuss and begin address various issues. Following the killings of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, that group began to take bold action, feeling that the time has come for the [...]

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