The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is the result of a collection of African American educators, artist, and historians who have collaborated to give the long-dormant history of African Americans in their region the voice and platform it deserves. This group evolved from the Louisville and Jefferson County African American Heritage Committee into its current mold, with a single unifying goal of promoting the Kentuckiana region’s black heritage.

In 1994, The African American Heritage Foundation (AAHF) had the initial goal of encouraging the preservation of African American sites, communities and culture. This began with the preservation of historic structures in the African American community, and the recognition of important sites through its historic marker program. Now, the AAHF has opened a Center, located at 18th and Mohammed Ali Blvd. in Louisville, Kentucky. The Center is dedicated to the sole purpose of showcasing these triumphs. Here, African American history has the platform to share its monumental achievements with the community in which it took place.

Pastor Alvin Moore, Jr. is an award-winning playwright from Nashville, TN (by way of Moss Point, MS) is blazing the stage play arena as he joins the ranks of Tyler Perry, David E. Talbert, JD Lawrence and others. Alvin is an extraordinary playwright, director, producer, actor, songwriter, musician, and businessman. He has written, directed, and often produced several hit gospel/inspirational stage plays including, but not limited to, A Mother’s Prayer, When The Lights Go Out, In God’s Hands, The Perfect Gift, and many more.

He has been blessed with the opportunity to work with and direct some of the industry’s best entertainers such as Robin Givens, Johnny Gill, Shirley Murdock, and Jermaine Crawford who all starred in Alvin’s hit stage play, A Mother’s Prayer as well as Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, and Lloyd who all starred in his hit stage play, When The Lights Go Out, as well as Ruben Studdard, Golden Brooks, Darius McCrary, Buddy Lewis, Chris Spencer, and Marlo Williams who all starred in Alvin’s hit stage play, The Perfect Gift. Alvin also stars in all of his stage plays as his most notable and well-known, self-created signature character, “Gramps,” a hilarious, yet wise old man who keeps audiences coming back for more laughs time and time again. 

West Louisville Boys and Girls Choirs

 The West Louisville Performing Arts Academy (WLPAA), is an arts-driven year-round vocal music training organization that believes in “getting the best out of all God’s children.”

Our students range in age from 8-18, elementary to high school from Louisville and Southern Indiana.  The WLPAA creates artistic opportunities, develops and trains the talents of boys and girls, and through the performing arts, address the academic and social development of young people.