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A Special MLK Day is Planned for Lexington

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an important celebration in Lexington, and the city will host multiple events for Lexingtonians interested in getting involved.

UK MLK Center Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Center is pursuing distinctive ways to highlight King’s legacy.

Jump Starting Success: Whitney M. Young Scholars

Whitney M. Young scholars gain valuable college experience in the classroom and beyond during the summer institute.

Gerald Smith Named Martin Luther King Center Scholar in Residence

Associate professor of history and UK alumnus Gerald Smith hopes to continue researching the connection between King and religion.

Upcoming Events Honor Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Two upcoming events at the University of Kentucky will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Freedom Rider to Lecture on Selma Journey

Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala. on March 25.

Pluck! Featuring the Affrilachian Poets

In honor of Black History Month, the UK SAB is hosting "Pluck! Featuring the Affrilachian Poets," at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Feb. 6, in the William T. Young Library auditorium.

King Vigil Depicts Journey of Violence

On Jan. 19, the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the students, faculty and staff affiliated with the King Center have organized a vigil and march that will take participants on a journey through time.

Kentucky Celebrates King's Legacy

With MLK day approaching, campus and community leaders reflect on Dr. King's incredible legacy and discuss upcoming events.

UK Professor Gerald Smith Studies Early Writings of Martin Luther King Jr.

Gerald Smith has spent a lifetime studying the nation’s African-American leaders, including the formative years of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


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