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CESJ Affiliate Randolph Hollingsworth leading effort to develop the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

CESJ Affiliate Accomplishments

CESJ affiliate Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth is leading the effort to develop the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project.

Please see the following for more details on this great effort. 

https://networks.h-net.org/KyWomanSuffrage

"Been to the Mountain: Appalachian Origins of the Civil Rights Movement", an Appalachian Forum

The UK Appalachian Center is happy to welcome Dr.Bill Turner for an Appalachian Forum as part of our speaker series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia.  Dr. Turner's talk is entitled: Been to the Mountain: Origins of the Civil Rights Movement and will be held in the Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 110 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015.  This is a free event, and all are welcome to meet with our guest from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UK Appalachian Center after the talk.

 

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 110

Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India

The UK Appalachian Center welcomes Dr. Rebecca Klenk from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.  She will be giving a talk entitled Global Uttarakhand: Development, Neoliberalism and Social Justice in Himalayan India as a part of our Appalachian Forum Series on Civil Rights, Labor and Environmental Social Movements in Appalachia.  Her talk will be held in the Niles Gallery from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.  A reception will follow at the UK Appalachian Center from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Date: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery
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Freedom Rider to Lecture on Selma Journey

Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala. on March 25.

New Oral History Project Chronicles Kentucky's Civil Rights History

As Kentucky remembers the 1964 Civil Rights March on Frankfort, UK announces a new collection of oral histories with many of the state's most noted civil rights activists.

Civil Rights Heroes Brought to Life at CORE Conference

Members of the public and especially young people are encouraged to attend "Aiming for New Heights," a celebration of the Lexington Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), the group of black and white individuals largely responsible for Kentucky’s civil rights movement.

Medgar Evers Un-Ghosted in New WUKY Radio Production

"The Unghosting of Medgar Evers" is a book of poetry about the slain civil rights icon and now the title of a special one-hour radio production by WUKY 91.3 FM, the University of Kentucky's NPR station.

Following His Heart and Conscience: Stephen Bright

The fight for human rights isn't over - and one A&S alum is at the forefront of advocacy for individuals in the criminal justice system. Stephen Bright graduated from the University of Kentucky with degrees in law and political science, and is the President and Senior Counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights. The SCHR provides legal representation for people facing the death penalty, challenge human rights violations in prisons, and advocate for reforms in the criminal justice system, among other work. In this podcast, Bright discusses his academic and personal ties to his life’s work, and gives some advice for current students.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era: Randolph Hollingsworth

Kentucky has a vast and varied history, but there are still pieces of its past that lay undiscovered. Randolph Hollingsworth, a historian working at the University of Kentucky, taught a course in Kentucky women's history during the Civil Rights era. Hollingsworth's students dug through archives, drafted papers, and even created some new Wikipedia pages in the History of women in Kentucky category. The students' findings and discussions are all available at the Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era website.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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