black history month

Saving Stories
9:20 am
Tue February 18, 2014

SAVING STORIES: A Window Into Lexington's Segregated Past

Lexington's Douglass Park

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

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Saving Stories
8:40 am
Tue February 11, 2014

SAVING STORIES: Memories Of The Movement

Students bar the entrance to Louisville's Blue Boar restaurant

In honor of Black History Month Saving Stories highlights student-led efforts to de-segregate lunch counters in Louisville.

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Local/Regional News
4:59 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Black History Month Celebration Highlights State's Traditionally Black Schools

State Sen. Gerald Neal introduces the themes of this year's Black History Month celebration at the Capitol.
Credit Josh James / WUKY

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

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Local/Regional News
2:12 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State Tourism Highlights Places To Learn About Kentucky's Black History

Civil War Re-enactment at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County
Credit photo provided

The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is highlighting a number of attractions Central Kentuckians can visit as part of Black History Month.

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Local/Regional News
10:12 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Cave May Have Been Part Of Underground Railroad

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A cave that has held up construction of a coal ash landfill in Trimble County may have more significance than first thought - it might have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

The Courier-Journal reports historian Alicestyne Turley, who was hired by LG&E to study markings found in the cave, said in a report that she thinks it served as a place for slaves to hide as they traveled North toward freedom.

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WUKY In Depth
11:40 am
Mon February 20, 2012

In Depth: The Educational Journey of E. Belle Jackson

Our series of Black History Month stories continues with a look back at the life and accomplishments of E. Belle Jackson; one of fifteen African American women who established Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home more than a century ago.

Yvonne Giles, with the Isaac Scott Hathaway African American History Museum, says E. Belle Jackson was a courageous, conscientious woman far ahead of her time.

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Black History Month Specials
10:58 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Memories of the Movement

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.

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