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Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’

By Lindsey Piercy

A portrait of Vanessa Holden.LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 19, 2020) ⁠— It’s been said that history can help us understand the present and inform the future.

AAAS Statement in Support of Students

As African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) faculty at the University of Kentucky, we share the outrage at the current manifestations of white supremacy and paramilitarized racial violence by way of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and former UK student Breonna Taylor. The militarized state response to the ensuing protests confirms the threat that this uprising presents to those in power as well as the potential to facilitate real change that this uprising holds.

Three A&S Professors Receive Diversity, Inclusion Promotion Award

By Richard LeComte

Three University of Kentucky professors have received the College of Arts & Sciences Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusion. The award recognizes a faculty member who has helped to develop a more diverse atmosphere in the College.

The College of Arts & Sciences Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to learning and working environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable for students, staff, and faculty.

We stand in solidarity with those working to confront systemic racial injustice in our communities and in the United States. We recognize the disproportionate burden of racism and other forms of violence on many within our A&S community during this time. We affirm our support of faculty, students, staff, and alumni in standing against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias.

UK’s First African American and Africana Studies Major Graduates

By Richard LeComte

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2020) — Sydney Sayre appreciates the history she’s making in May as she graduates as the University of Kentucky's first African American and Africana Studies (AAAS) major in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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