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Diversity of Scholars

For Black History Month we wish to highlight a few Black scholars from the United States of America who have made significant contributions.  This is by no means a complete list.  The few examples were chosen to include male and female scholars and…

A&S Welcomes Underrepresented Minority Admitted Students for Campus Visit

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted a Diversity Visit on campus for underrepresented minority admitted students on February 7, 2020. This day was designed to learn what it's like to be a member of the UK community. These students had the opportunity to meet with faculty, A&S advisors and…

24th Annual Black Women's Conference

Pictures from the 24th Annual Black Women's Conference

The New Jane Crow:  Black Women, Mass Incarceration, and Police Violence

22nd Annual Black Women's Conference

The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences' African American and Africana Studies department presents:

22nd Annual Black Women's Conference

#SAYHERNAME, Making Black Women Visible in the Fight Against State Violence

April 27th - 30th, 2016

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African American & Africana Studies Reading Series Featuring DaMaris B. Hill

On Saturday, May 30, the Morris Book Shop hosted the first installment of the African American & Africana Studies Reading Series and welcomed DaMaris B. Hill to share poems from her latest publication.

About the book: \ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures) is…

21st Annual Black Women's Conference

The 2015 conference focuses on Black women’s bodies in motion. Dance, both sacred and secular, has been a critical space for expression and community building. This year the conference included dancers, scholars of dance and dance workshops as ways to explore the importance of dance in the lives…

Meet Nathan Moore

The UK Junior was recently named a fellow for the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute in New York City, and as one of only 10 recipients to be bestowed that honor, it is helping to further define who Nathan Moore is and who he is quickly becoming as an academic. “Being accepted into…

Black Women's Conference

Finding Our Place: A Conference in Honor of the Work and Writing of bell hooks This year is the 20th convening of the Annual Black Women’s Conference. In its history, there are few subjects of interest and important to the lives of Black women the conference has not explored. As we celebrate…

In Search of our Hearth: Reinventing the Odyssey

Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00pm, Center Theater in the Student Center Part of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, this session included the following: Introduction to the evening, featuring the art of Romare Bearden Jacqueline Couti, University of Kentucky Out and Bad - 'Dress' on the…

Frank X. Walker's Poet Laureate Celebration

April 24, 2013 Lyric Theatre A native of Danville, Kentucky, Frank X Walker is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and he also completed an MFA in Writing at Spalding University. After being nurtured by UK professors that included Nikky Finney, Gurney Norman, the late James Baker Hall,…

From the Bullet to the Ballot

Jakobi Williams "From the Bullet to the Ballot" Saturday, April 6, 2013 The African American and Africana Studies, S.T. Roach Community Conversation Lecture Series. In this comprehensive history of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (ILBPP), Chicago native Jakobi Williams…

S.T. Roach Community Conversations: Dr. King's Dream for Black Men

MLK Cultural Center scholar-in-residence, professor Arnold Farr and co-host professor Vershawn Young, African American Studies and English, discuss the promise of black manhood in America by examining MLK's actions, philosophies, and speeches.

A Celebration of Black Male Excellence

UK’s AAAS Program in a partnership with the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center, will kick-off Rebuilding the Block, the 2011-2012 S.T. Roach Community Conversations. As the kick-off to the Community Conversation series, poet, professor and community activist Frank X Walker leads a salute to…

A&S 100: Community 101 at the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center

In Community 101, students were able to experience the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center during class. The mission of the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center is to preserve, promote, present and celebrate diverse cultures with special emphasis on African-American cultural heritage…

Dr. Robert Mock

Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series - "Groups, Organizations and Identity: Intercultural Communication in Black Greek Letter Organizations This talk centers on a course being offered in Spring 2012. The course will recognize and select appropriate methods of Black Greek Letter Organizations in a…

Isaac Murphy Bike Ride

Lexington's Isaac Murphy Bicycle Club grew out of writer and avid cyclist Frank X Walker's vision. The English professor and director of UK's African American and Africana Studies Program wanted to link inner city children to Lexington's Legacy Trail by providing them with bicycles and the…

Torch of Excellence Awards Ceremony

The Lyman T. Johnson Upholding the Torch of Excellence Awards were given out on October 22, 2011 as part of an African American and Africana Studies Program (AAAS) co-sponsored homecoming event. The ceremony was part of the 21st annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Celebration – the event is named in…