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King Day march, discussion at University of Kentucky focus on pacifism

University of Kentucky students and staff honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pacifism on Sunday with a candle-lit march past a half-dozen silently re-enacted scenes of violence, including King's 1968 assassination; the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

About 60 people joined the march and a discussion afterward led by UK historian Gerald Smith, who helped edit King's papers for publication, and Carol Taylor, social-justice educator at the UK Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

Read more at Kentucky.com

Story by John Cheves. Photo by Matt Goins (Herald-Leader)

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis

Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Faculty Director of the Black and Latino Male Student Success Initiative at the University of Kentucky

Recently, Dr. Wayne D. Lewis has been named to serve as the Faculty Director of the Black and Latino Male Student Success Initiative at the University of Kentucky. He is an Assistant Professor and Principal Preparation Program Chair in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, Co-Director of the Policy Analysis Center for Kentucky Education (PACKE), and Facutly Co-Editor of the Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice. Dr. Lewis' teaching and research are in the areas of educational leadership, education policy and politics, minority student success, and school-family-community partnerships. Dr. Lewis is a native of New Orleans, LA and worked as a middle and high school teacher in public school districts in Louisiana and North Carolina before coming to higher education.