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Black History Month Event with Sharyn Mitchell

Black History Month Event with Sharyn Mitchell

Join the UK Libraries, the UK Appalachian Center, and the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies for a Black History Month event presented by guest speaker Sharyn Mitchell, Research Services Specialist of Berea College.

Mitchell, a native of Winchester, Berea, and Lexington, will share her first-hand experience as a student during the integration of schools in Central Kentucky, including the Foundation School in Berea, the high school division of Berea College. During her time as a student, she attended the 1964 March on Frankfort and was one of the first Black students to attend the Victory Heights School in Winchester after segregation ended.

This in-person event will be held in the UK Athletics Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library on Wednesday, February 15 from 3 - 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated.

UK's Appalachian Center

Designed to foster collaboration between the university and community, the Appalachian Center allows UK students, faculty and staff to join forces with community members in order to learn and education others about the Appalachian region, which faces unique challenges and opportunities toward sustainable development.

The Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies

The Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies (CIBS) is a multidisciplinary research institute that serves as a think tank for Black studies that is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. The institute hosts nearly 50 nationally and internationally recognized researchers with experience in many fields, including slavery and inequality in Central Kentucky, gender and sexuality in Black lives, and Black futures and 21st century race in digital cultures. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Young Library UK Athletics Association Auditorium
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