Edward “Ed” White: The Historian

  Illustration by: Petersen Thomn

Edward “Ed” White: The Historian

” … You have to believe that [an artist] is who you are, what you are and pursue it at all costs.”

Edward “Nardie” White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with wife, Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors. After leaving this legacy to his predecessor, Mr. White has decided to pursue his lifelong passion of photography.

Currently, Mr. White’s first public photography exhibition (curated by student, Kenyatta Bosman and Professor Andrew Cozzens) is housed at our Speed Mansion. Regretfully due to COVID-19 and Governor Beshear’s recommended policies to control the continual spread of this virus, we have temporarily shut the doors to our campus buildings to ensure the protection of our students, faculty and staff during this time.

However, please join us from the privacy of your home, office or other location, on this video journey of Mr. White’s work in a most moving interview videoed by alumnus Jace Stovall and, brilliantly edited by Professor Cozzens.