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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

Breckenridge...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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.
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