LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For years, Louisville has been putting banners on buildings to honor its hometown heroes. Now city officials say the campaign is coming to an end.
Officials tell The Courier-Journal that the Hometown Heroes campaign sponsored by the nonprofit Greater Louisville Pride Foundation has served its purpose and they’re putting it to bed.
The first image went up in 2002 when Muhammad Ali’s face was displayed on a building overlooking the Ohio River. The 30th image — of the late attorney Alberta Jones — was dedicated Monday. Jones was a civil-rights activist and the first African-American woman to pass the Kentucky bar. She was also Ali’s lawyer.
Before ending the campaign, the Pride Foundation has in mind at least three more images of Louisville born and bred individuals to honor.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com