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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

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Every year at the Kentucky Derby, crazy hat-wearing, mint julep-guzzling horse-gazers break into a passionate rendition of Kentucky's state song, "My Old Kentucky Home." As tradition goes, the University of Louisville Cardinal Marching Band accompanies the crowd as they croon a ballad that seems to …

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