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Op-ed: An open letter to Black students

Nigel Marcellus Taylor graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in communication. He later returned to the university and is currently a Ph.D. student in the College of Communication and Information. 

UK to host Women's History Month speaker Lynae Vanee

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2023) — The Martin Luther King (MLK) Center, in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Graduate and Professional Development and Underground Perspective, are hosting "An Evening With Lynae Vanee” in conjunction with this month’s women’s history celebration. 

Creating the change they wish to see; 2023 Men of Color Symposium makes impact

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2023) — Last month, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King Center, in collaboration with the Office for Institutional Diversity and the Office for Student Success, hosted the 2023 Men of Color Symposium. 

'An embrace between the past and future' — student pens Black History Month op-ed

Kiarah Raglin, a student in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, reflects on the meaning of Black History Month in the following op-ed. LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2023)  Black History Month marks an occasion of solemn remembrance and promising prospects — a reminder of where we came from and the path we’ll forge.

MLK Center to host MLK Legacy Week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2022) — Starting this week, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King (MLK) Center is commemorating its presence on campus as a space for advocacy and culturally-based education with the MLK Center Legacy Week.  This year's Legacy Week will celebrate both the closing out of January and MLK Day and continue as the university begins to celebrate Black History Month in February.

UK celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) — Across the United States and Latin America, we celebrate 500 years of Latin American identity, cultures, languages and specifically honor the vast contributions of Latin Americans to the United States.

Living Legacy Award Winners Announced During Inaugural Ceremony

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — This year, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Center at the University of Kentucky celebrated 35 years on campus. To commemorate the occasion, the MLK Center hosted several events highlighting the historic milestone. Included in the event calendar was the inaugural Living Legacy Award ceremony.

UK MLK Center Commemorates 35 Years on Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2022) — This week, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King (MLK) Center is celebrating 35 years of providing community, a space for advocacy and culturally based education to UK. To commemorate the occasion, the UK family is invited to take part in a week of special events happening on campus. A full list of the events can be found here, and more information is included below.

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