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February 2016, Black History Month


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Each February, the Martin Luther King Center provides leadership in offering programs and events which highlight the university's observance of Black History Month. A full calendar of activities is presented as part of the campus-wide initiative to highlight the cultural heritage of African American people.


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Gerald Smith Named Newest Anderson Laureate


At Kentucky’s recent 28th Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Conference, the Commonwealth’s Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer and Arthur Lucas, executive director of the state Office of Diversity and Equality, presented the annual Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award to Gerald L. Smith, associate professor of history in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences.


Anderson Laureates, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, are given to individuals recognized for significant contributions to equal opportunity in their communities.


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