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[UK] Talking About the Black Experience in Kentucky: A Conversation with Historian Dr. George Wright

Dr. George Wright Webinar March 30th 2019 | UK Appalachian Center

Talking About the Black Experience in Kentucky- Why is it urgent to have this conversation now? Join Dr. George Wright, noted author and incoming Visiting Professor of History at the University of Kentucky, for an interactive webinar exploring the Black experience in Kentucky in dialogue with Judi Jennings and Sharyn Mitchell.

This online webinar hosted by the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center will take place Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 4:00-5:00 pm. Tune in through the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center Facebook Page or please see Zoom instructions below:

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Participant Bios

Dr. George Wright is the author of three books written from his unique perspective as a native Kentuckian: “A History of Blacks in Kentucky: In Pursuit of Equality, 1890-1980, Volume II; Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940: Lynchings, Mob Rule and "Legal Lynchings," and Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930.  He will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Kentucky in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

Dr. Judith Jennings, also a native Kentuckian, first met  George Wright when they were graduate students in history at UK. Jennings has written on the abolition of the British slave trade and co-edited Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia.

Sharyn Mitchell is from central Kentucky and is currently the Research Services Specialist at the Special Collections & Archives at Berea College. She is on the board of the Madison County Historical Society and President and Co-Founder of the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky.

This webinar is partially funded by ARTWORKS, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.


University of Kentucky Appalachian Center & Appalachian Studies Program

Berea College Special Collections & Archives