Louisville Defender

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Louisville Defender is a weekly newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky. It was founded in 1933 by Alvin Bowman of Louisville and John Sengstacke of Chicago. 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.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Towles, Donald B. (1994). The Press of Kentucky: 1787-1994. Kentucky Press Association. ASIN B0006P81OQ.