black history month

Saving Stories: UK's History of Desegregation

Feb 26, 2015
Nunn Center For Oral History

As the University of Kentucky continues to celebrate its sesquicentennial we take a look back at efforts to desegregate the school.  Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.

SAVING STORIES: A Window Into Lexington's Segregated Past

Feb 18, 2014
lexingtonky.gov

This week we take a look back at Douglass Park, Lexington's first park dedicated exclusively for African Americans.

Josh James / WUKY

A complete cast of lawmakers and African-American leaders marked the observance of Black History Month Wednesday at the Capitol.

Memories of the Movement

Feb 13, 2012

The years of the Civil Rights Movement are counted among the most volatile, yet vibrant, in American history. In our Black History month special, Memories of the Movement, The Tavis Smiley Show celebrates the courage, conviction and commitment of the everyday people who made extraordinary contributions to American social progress. Memories of the Movement features poignant, humorous, unheard or little known stories from a number of well-known civil rights icons.