Black Women's Conference Singing A New Song

Mar 21, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington’s 19th Annual Black Women’s Conference has as its theme the power of song for 2013.

Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson
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Melynda Price, the organizer of the conference, says all activists need a good soundtrack – and attendees will learn more about just what that means through four lectures.

"...each from women who are going to speak directly to the ways in which black women have used music or song or their voices or their words... as a site of resistance of society's attempt to impose upon them some sort of limited or poorly defined status," she says.

Price spoke on Key Conversations earlier this month.

This year’s conference will be pared down in anticipation of a larger celebration marking the event’s 20th anniversary next year.

The Doris Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture, featuring Judith Casselberry, a research associate at Harvard Divinity School, will take place at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center March 28th. The conference begins Friday with a luncheon in the UK Student Center Ballroom.