Independent Historian

Jermaine Fowler is the founder and managing editor of, a website dedicated to narrative history, education, and sharing the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. As a public educator, speaker, writer, and historical storyteller he helps uplift the stories of humanity. You can often find him in the deep recesses of the library researching for his next project. He is fundamentally committed to seek, educate, and serve.

The West End of Louisville (ca. 1835- )

The West End of Louisville, Kentucky emerged as a predominantly black neighborhood in the city during the 1830s when free blacks began buying property west of 9th Street. The area, however, was not entirely black as African Americans lived alongside Jewish, German, and Irish immigrants, … Read MoreThe West End of Louisville (ca. 1835- )