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A First of its Kind: Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Celebrates State’s History

From the earliest moments of Kentucky’s recorded history, the lives of African-Americans have been intricately woven into the fabric of the state.

UK Experts Featured in C-SPAN's 'Lexington Weekend'

This weekend Lexington will be in the spotlight as C-SPAN airs coverage of the city as part of its "2015 C-SPAN Cities Tour." Viewers of "Lexington Weekend" will learn about the city's rich history, as well as the community's non-fiction literary culture on programming

A Celebration of the Life and Career of Historian Lance Banning

The University of Kentucky Department of History, in partnership with University Press of Kentucky, will celebrate the life and career of late University of Kentucky Professor of History Lance Banning.

UK Remembers Impact Wendell Ford Made on University

Former U.S. Senator Wendell H. Ford not only left an indelible mark on the Commonwealth, but on his university — the University of Kentucky.

UK, UPK Authors Showcased at Kentucky's Premier Literary Event

A&S faculty, staff, and alumni will take part in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair, being held this Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Center.

UPK Book on Breathitt County Wins Weatherford Award

"Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South," by T.R.C. Hutton and published by the University Press of Kentucky recently received the 2013 Weatherford Award.

Freedom Rider to Lecture on Selma Journey

Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala. on March 25.

'The Kentucky Derby' Is Crowned Again

Author and University of Kentucky history instructor James C. Nicholson has been named the recipient of a 2012 Kentucky History Award for his book "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event."

UPK Books Offer Readers a Taste of Kentucky

Kentucky may be horse-racing and basketball country, but when it comes to your taste buds, the Bluegrass State is a foodie haven with a rich culinary tradition. From the famed mint juleps of the Kentucky Derby to slow-smoked mutton in the western part of the state, bourbon and barbecue have deep roots in the Bluegrass State.

Nicholson Wins Kentucky Literary Award

University Press of Kentucky author James C. Nicholson, alumnus and part-time history instructor at the University of Kentucky, has been named as the recipient of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event.

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