NAACP Sponsors MLK Center Events

The Lexington NAACP continues to make history by co-sponsoring events at the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Center.

Office Hours With Brenna Byrd And Anastasia Curwood

Our latest episode of Office Hours is here! In this session, Professors Brenna Byrd and Anastasia Curwood join us to discuss their teaching, research, and interests. Professor Byrd leads off with a discussion of German culture and Turkish-German hip-hop while Professor Curwood explores her recent research regarding Shirley Chisholm. The two professors discover their common interests -- forms of social resistance, feminism, language, and identity and discuss them from two very different perspectives.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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New Faculty 2014: Meet Anastasia Curwood

The Department of History is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Anastasia Curwood to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.


This podcast was produced by David Cole.


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'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections

King Vigil Depicts Journey of Violence

On Jan. 19, the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students, faculty and staff affiliated with the King Center have organized a vigil and march that will take participants on a journey through time.

Documentary Explores Lexington's Diverse Davis Bottom Neighborhood

"Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Lives" reveals the fascinating history of a working-class neighborhood established in Lexington after the Civil War.

Event to Explore Interdisciplinary Nature of the Humanities and Arts

The African American and Africana Studies Program (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MCLLC) have combined forces to organize a special event, In Search of our Hearth: Reinventing the Odyssey, which will take place April 19-20 at various campus locations.

UK Professor Gerald Smith Studies Early Writings of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gerald Smith has spent a lifetime studying the nation’s African-American leaders, including the formative years of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

UK Professor Gerald Smith Discusses Work with Early Papers of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Jan 17, 2013 As co-editor of "The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr.: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-1963 Volume VI (2007)" Smith studied the unpublished sermons of the young minister before King became the most revered Civil Rights leader in the history of our nation.

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History Students Enrich Kentucky Historical Databases

Students serve as history-detectives, acquiring information from community leaders, local archivists and historians from across the U.S., to accumulate relevant information never analyzed concurrently. They developed and debated historical interpretations of the primary sources they found and engaged in both online and classroom discussions.


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