100+ businesses are taking part in 502 Black Business Week 2022

Louisville is home to many Black-owned businesses. From restaurants to salons, travel agencies and clothing shops, these businesses showcase the best of Louisville entrepreneurs. 

Beginning June 19, customers are encouraged to participate in 502 Black Business Week, where shoppers can find discounts and special offers at more than 100 Black-owned businesses in the Louisville-area.

Created by Tiandra Robinson in 2018, the fifth annual 502 Black Business Week will showcase and highlight some of Louisville’s best Black-owned businesses.

“It is the hope of a 502 Black Business Week, that we can begin to close the racial wealth gap in this country through Black entrepreneurship,” Robinson said. “I’m always looking for ways to showcase Black-owned businesses in Louisville, and that’s what this week does.” 

The start date of the weeklong event, which begins June 19 and runs through June 25, wasn’t picked by accident. June 19 is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, and is a nationwide celebration to commemorate the emancipation from slavery.