09|01|15 - Scholar Speaks to Difficulties of Documenting Black LGBTQ* Experience -

For centuries, African Americans in the United States have had to overcome a lack of resources chronicling individuals' lives and culture in the nation's early history based on bigotry and societal status.

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08|26|15 - Black Arts Movement Icon Sonia Sanchez Returns to Ky. Women Writers Conference -

Legendary 81-year-old poet Sonia Sanchez will return to the upcoming Kentucky Women Writers Conference on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the conference series named for her.

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08|11|15 - Poet Sonia Sanchez Returns to Ky. Women Writers Conference -

Legendary 81-year-old poet Sonia Sanchez will return to the upcoming Kentucky Women Writers Conference on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the conference series named for her.

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08|10|15 - New Release: About Flight, a new poetry chapbook by Frank X. Walker -

About Flight, the new poetry chapter from artist and Kentucky native, Frank X.

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07|17|15 - The Books That Shaped Them -

Summer: a time to catch up on neglected projects, reconnect with old friends and tackle that summer reading list.

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05|13|15 - VIDEO: Professor Pens, Performs Poem In Honor of UK's 150th Birthday - The University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its 150-year history with a special video featuring the poetry of Frank X Walker. - more...
04|14|15 - Appreciate Appalachian History With Affrilachian Poets - Join the University of Kentucky Student Activities Board's Multicultural Affairs Committee in enjoying poetry readings by the Affrilachian Poets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesay, April 15, in the auditorium of William T. Young Library. - more...
03|16|15 - Visible Textures, DaMaris Hill's New Chapbook -

Congratulations to DaMaris Hill, whose poetry manuscript, Bound, was a semi-finalist in

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02|26|15 - African Students Association Photo Project Debunks Stereotypes About Africa - Students from the African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Kentucky recently gathered in the Student Center to participate in a photography project to raise awareness of stereotypes about Africa. - more...
02|23|15 - 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. - more...
09/03/15
4:00pm
Jennifer D. Jones Jennifer Jones: A Complicity of Silence: Aaron Henry The Fire Ever Burning and the Possibilities of Archiving Black Genders/Sexualities Sponsored by African American & African Studies Program and UK Special... @ Great Hall, King Library
09/11/15
1:00pm
Sonia Sanchez "We a BaddDDD People: A Conversation with Sonia Sanchez" Sponsored by African American and Africana Studies Program.  Reception to... @ Young Library Auditorium
10/14/15
8:00pm
A Reading by Roxane Gay Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery... @ Recital Hall, Singletary Center for the Arts
11/18/15
2:00pm
Melissa Stein, Kevin Mumford, Melynda Price Bodies of Evidence: Policing Black Bodies Sponsored by Gender & Women's Studies Department and Gaines Center for the... @ Young Library Auditorium

 

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