|General manager||Clarence Leslie|
|Headquarters||1720 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
Louisville Defender is a weekly newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky.
It was founded in 1933 by Alvin Bowman of Louisville and John Sengstacke of Chicago, as an affiliate of the Chicago Defender. It joined The Louisville Leader and Louisville News as African-American newspapers in the city.
Frank Stanley Sr. bought Sengstacke's share in 1936, and published the paper for the next 37 years. By 1942, the newspaper had reached its target circulation of 15,000, and it continued to grow in subsequent decades. The paper became profitable after purchasing its own printing press in 1956.
Stanley's column, "Being Frank", became nationally syndicated in the 1940s. After his death, his wife and sons became co-publishers, and the family eventually sold its ownership in 1985.