Louisville Defender
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Louisville Defender
Louisville Defender
EditorYvonne Bach[1]
General managerClarence Leslie[1]
LanguageAmerican English
Headquarters1720 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
OCLC number10644972
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[2] By 1942, the newspaper had reached its target circulation of 15,000, and it continued to grow in subsequent decades.[3] The paper became profitable after purchasing its own printing press in 1956.[3]

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Louisville Defender". Kentucky Press Association. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Towles, Donald B. (1994). The Press of Kentucky: 1787-1994. Kentucky Press Association. ASIN B0006P81OQ.
  3. ^ a b Kleber, John E. (1992). "Louisville Defender". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. University Press of Kentucky. p. 582. ISBN 9780813117720.

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Coordinates: 38°13?34?N 85°47?31?W / 38.226°N 85.792°W / 38.226; -85.792

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