Roots 101: African American museum to open in Louisville

A new museum focused on telling the story of African American history and art will open to the public in April.

No date has been set for the launch, but Roots 101, across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum on West Main Street, is hosting private events.

It held a gathering Thursday night to promote its impending launch.

It will feature four floors of art and exhibits from the days of slavery as far back as the 1300s to modern-day displays.

“Each level takes you through a journey,” Lamont Collins, Roots 101’s founder, said. “It’s a place young kids can come and learn they’re descendants of kings and queens enslaved in America. That’s what the museum’s about.”

Roots 101 was recently named one of the ‘Leading-Design Forward Museums’ opening in 2020 by Architectural Digest.

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