Proud of My Calling, An African American Experience in the Kentucky Derby : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source





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Proud of My Calling, An African American Experience in the Kentucky Derby

Overview

In a quiet urban cemetery in Kentucky, lie many of the greatest horsemen of the 19th and early 20th century - they were the jockeys, the trainers, the farriers and the grooms that made the Kentucky Derby what it is today. And they were all Black. Their stories are longing to be told - the incredible victories, the crushing defeats, the transcendence that horse racing provided as they struggled for equality, on and off the racetrack. Meet these incredible horsemen through costumed actors, historic paintings and photos, and even authentic artifacts from the past as we bring to life the stories about the African-American Experience in America's greatest horse race - the Kentucky Derby.
  • Total Square Footage:
    20000

Amenities

Amenities

  • Autism Friendly

Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces

2nd Floor Event Space

Oaks Garden Terrace

The Derby Cafe

Area: 1,800 sq. ft.

The Great Hall

Area: 3,350 sq. ft.

The Pollard Gallery

Area: 2,400 sq. ft.

William Ray

Area: 1,990 sq. ft.