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By Selena Stevens

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The series starts on Feb. 2 and continues with programs on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28.

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Jan. 26, 2000 – (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky's African-American Studies and Research Program will bring several noted speakers to the UK campus during the spring semester to speak on issues of race and image.

The program will kick off its Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, with speaker Yolanda Pierce of the UK English Department. The session on "Fellowship in the Fields: The African-American Camp-Meeting Experience" will be held in the Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center in the UK Student Center.

The 1999-2000 topical lecture series, "The Enduring Image of Race in Black and White," will conclude with two events in the spring semester. "Selling Jemima: How an Advertising Campaign Put Mammy to Work," will be presented at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 by University of Missouri history professor Maurice Manring in Room 230 of the UK Student Center. "From Exploitation to Appropriation? Viewing Contemporary Black Images from an Historical Perspective" will be presented at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 by University of California at Davis African-American and African studies professor Patricia Turner, Student Center Theater.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the UK African-American Studies and Research Program at 257-3593 or e-mail

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