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Kentucky Women in the Civil Rights Era

Students in Professor Randolph Hollingsworth's History 351 course created some important biographies of Kentucky women on Wikipedia during fall 2010. Some of the women include Anna Mac Clarkethe first African American women to command an all White regiment. Social activists and political leaders like Dolores Delahanty are also featured. An entry on the Kentucky Female Orphan School tells the story of a school that eventally became Midway College. 

	Kentucky Female Orphan School, 201-203 W. Short; individual 1944-06-07 orig. safety, 5x7 negative; 5x7 print: Collection on Lafayette Studios: 96PA101: digitized 6-9-2007  Long (Robert J.) and Lafayette Studios employees Created by Long (Robert J.) and Lafayette Studios employees

 

Town Branch

UK students paint Town Branch into Lexington public memory.

Lexington has a creek running through downtown, though you would never discover it if you walk the city's streets. Town Branch Creek, part of the South Elkhorn Creek, has long been buried underground. In 2010, several geography students at UK attempted to bring Town Branch into the space of public memory through an art project downtown.

 

 

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