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"We a BaddDDD People: A Conversation with Sonia Sanchez"

Sponsored by African American and Africana Studies Program. 

Reception to follow after the event in the Young Library Alumni Gallery. 

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Young Library Auditorium

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 Collections

Reception to follow after the presentation. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Great Hall, King Library

150 Years of Teaching, Research & Service at UK


The University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its 150-year history with a special video featuring the poetry of Frank X Walker.   

The UK English professor and poet, noted for coining the term Affrilachia and co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets, wrote “Seedtime in the Commonwealth” and presented it during the Founder’s Day Convocation in February.

The former Kentucky poet laureate is presenting this poem once again, but this time in the form of a special video produced by UK’s Office of Public Relations and Marketing.  Thousands viewed the video during UK’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9. 

Click on the video feature above to experience “Seedtime in the Commonwealth” in celebration of UK’s sesquicentennial.

Originally created by UK Public Relations: youtu.be/STJCYMEJnuI

Photos courtesy of UK Special Collections.




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