Trinity Sociology Class Studies Louisville’s Redlining Policy

ECHO Staff

From Trinity teacher Mr. Chad Waggoner: 

For several weeks my Advanced Sociology class studied redlining (the 1933 policy to segregate Louisville and not allow African Americans to purchase homes) and how that policy has impacted our city today.

We have had several people from outside Trinity contribute to the study, including Detective Josh Carr of the Louisville Metro Police Homicide Division, Greg Kellerman of the St. Matthews Police Department, Dr. Eddie Woods of No More Red Dots, Chris Forehand Sr. of Reimage, Stephanie Kornexl of Crossroads Ministries, and Joshua Watkins, who is the special adviser to Mayor Greg Fischer.

We also had some great support from our librarians, Betsy deGolian and Tim Jones, while Keith Rapp introduced me last week to Piktochart, which I used for sharing the summary of this project.

Finally, because the second floor of Trinity is amazing, our hall was very welcoming of our guests.

The link is a summary of the study. I ask that you take a glimpse to see the large amount of work the class did.