doris wilkinson

Sesquicentennial Series: From Desegregation to Distinguished Alum

In celebration of the University of Kentucky's upcoming sesquicentennial in 2015, the 46th of 150 weekly installments remembers the accomplishments of integration pioneer Doris Wilkinson, one of the first African Americans to participate in the integration of UK after the Supreme Court declared public school segregation illegal.

Black Women's Conference to Focus on the Power of Play

The conference, titled, "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity and the Power of Play," will center specifically on the lives and expressions of African-American girls. Incorporating expert speakers, performances, panels and activities both on campus and in the community, the conference will reveal the significance of play in the lives of African-American girls.

The 18th Annual Black Women's Conference: Melynda Price

Melynda Price is a professor in the College of Law, and is the organizer for the 2012 Annual Black Women's Conference, which is in its 18th year. It will take place from March 22nd until the 24th, at various locations on UK's campus and the Lyric Theatre. The African American and Africana Studies program is sponsoring the conference, which is titled "Learning the Ropes: Black Girlhood, Identity, and the Power of Play." It will be free and is open to the public.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

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