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Poster for Black History Month 2015


University of Kentucky's Martin Luther King Center and Partners Present:

Black History Month 2015


Monday, February 2, 2015
King Center & Cat's Den presents
What's Cooking? Taste the History of Soul Food
Cats Den 7:00pm


Thursday, February 5, 2015
Cat's Den Rap Battle
Cats Den 8:00pm


Sunday, February 8, 2015
National PanHellenic Council presents
Stepping through the Decades
Student Center 6:00pm


Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Black Student Union presents Progressive Dinner
Student Center 6:30pm


Monday, February 16, 2015
Majestic Unity presents The Thirst is Real with Special Guest and Author of "I'm Winning, I Promise" Diana Anosike
King Center 6:00pm


Cat's Den Spades Tournament
Cats Den 7:00pm


Tuesday, February 17, 2015
King Center & Late Night Film Series presents Dear White People: A Viewing & Chat with
Director Justin Simien
Memorial Hall 6:30pm


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Latino Student Union presents The Forgotten Root: History of Black Latinos
King Center 6:00pm


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Shades of Pride presents:
African American LGBTQ History Panel Discussion
Center Theatre, Student Center 3:30pm


King Center presents Soup & Substance:
Cultural Segregation Part 2
King Center 5:30pm


Friday, February 20, 2015
African American LGBTQ History Lecture with
Dr. Jennifer Jones
Great Hall, King Library 2nd Floor 4:00pm


Monday, February 23, 2015
Jewish Studies Department presents:
Black Panther (In Israel) Speak
Worsham Theatre, Student Center 7:00pm


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Common Reading Experience presents:
Storyteller Laura Simms
Memorial Hall 7:00pm


Thursday, February 26, 2015
A.C.E.S Black and Latino Symposium
Louisville (See MLK Staff for More Information)


Saturday, February 28, 2015
Black Student Union presents Apollo
Singletary Arts Center 7:00pm


To download the Black History Month flyer, please CLICK HERE



UK Martin Luther King Center Hosts Dialogue on Stereotype Threat


As part of its Lunch & Learn series, the UK MLK Center brought in UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy "J.J." Jackson to lead a discussion on stereotype threat. The event took place Dec. 10, 2014 in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater.



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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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