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Black History Month

The Martin Luther King Center is working with students, campus organizations and special guests to coordinate events across campus to celebrate Black History Month. "Not only was that King's dream, but we believe that inclusion means involving everyone from every group," said Judy Jackson, UK's Vice President for Institutional Diversity. Groups including the Black Student Union, Jewish Studies, CATalyst and the Late Night Film Series are presenting events are working with us to celebrate, highlight, and most importantly, dialogue on a rich history.


To download the calendar of events, please CLICK HERE


Thank you for your support and we are excited to see you all month long!!!

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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.




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


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Student Spotlight

CARES and the Martin Luther King Center would like to congratulate Adrian Booker, a Senior Integrated Strategic Communications major, on his internship with the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raised in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Adrian has always had an interest in all sports, and wants to ultimately own his own team someday! His knowledge in sports public relations, web content, networking and managing have helped him greatly during his internship. While in Indianapolis, he aided the Pacer's organization by assisting with sponsor activities and events, which included receptions, game night entertainment, etc. With this experience, Adrian is surely on his way to achieving his dream of becoming part of the sports world!