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Members of the Lexington community march in the MLK Freedom march on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

‘A better day.’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day Freedom March held in downtown Lexington

Alexis Baker, Reporter January 17, 2023

Members of the Lexington community rallied for the annual Freedom March to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday afternoon. This year’s march was the 50th anniversary of Lexington’s MLK Day...

VIDEO: Students gather for March Against Racism on UK’s campus

November 8, 2022

Students gathered for a peaceful protest on Monday night, marching from William T. Young Library to the Bowman statue on UK’s campus. Kylah Spring, a Black student who was physically, verbally and racially...

Sophia Rosings mugshot from the Fayette County jail website.

UK student charged with assault ‘withdrawing from UK’

Rayleigh Deaton, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2022

Sophia Rosing, a UK student who is facing criminal charges of assault against a Black student, will be withdrawing from the university, according to her attorney. LEX 18 reported Tuesday morning that...

Betsy Spring, Kylah Spring, Kansas Perry and Mikiah Turner, left to right, march to the Bowman Statue at the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Students gather for March Against Racism on University of Kentucky campus

November 7, 2022

Students gathered on campus to march to the Bowman statue for the March Against Racism on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

A man leads the marchers in song during the annual Holiday Freedom March on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

“Let it shine.” Hundreds march in downtown Lexington, keeping MLK’s legacy alive.

Sarah Michels January 18, 2021

 Footstep after footstep crunched snow along Lexington’s downtown streets Monday morning to the subdued tune of “This Little Light of Mine.” The Rev. Michael A. Wilson’s voice rang out clearly...

UCW demonstrators march through campus on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UCW continues calls for change with march through campus

Callie Justice November 12, 2020

United Campus Workers, a coalition of UK employees, marched across campus in the afternoon of Nov. 12  as part of their campaign to demand a meeting with UK President Eli Capilouto.“No justice, no peace....

Thousands of marchers took to downtown streets during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March on Monday, January 20, 2020, in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Lexington takes to the streets for annual MLK march

Hailey Peters January 21, 2020

The Lexington community gathered Monday in a display of unity to commemorate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The miles-long celebration was a collaborative effort...

The Society of Women Engineers is a growing organization that aims to empower more women in the engineering field.

Society of Women Engineers increases visibility of females in field

Haley Hintz March 1, 2019

There is no question that the career field of engineering has been historically male-dominated, but the UK Society of Women Engineers celebrates women’s participation and visibility.President of the...

Citizens gathered at the Fayette County courthouse to express opinions and march for the National Organization for Women on January 19, 2019. Photo by Sydney Carter | Staff

Lexington women’s march celebrates recent political gains

Emily Laytham January 19, 2019

Despite harsh wind and pouring rain, a crowd of sign-toting marchers gathered before the Fayette County Courthouse on Saturday afternoon.The marchers braved the weather to support the third annual Women’s...

Terry Allen, organizer of the march, marches in front of the old Lexington courthouse during the Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative march on Monday, January 15, 2018. In October 2017, two confederate statues were removed from the old courthouse grounds after Lexingtons long debate about their location. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

MLK Freedom March to take over Lexington streets on Monday

Emily Laytham January 16, 2019

Next Monday, UK students will be out of class and marchers will be out on the streets to honor Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Day, always observed on the third Monday of January, is celebrated...

Kentucky state representative Kelly Flood, D-Fayette (District 75), speaks at an event in solidarity with the Womens March on Washington in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Thousands of people gathered in front of Fayette Countys district and circuit courts and marched through the city to protest President Donald Trumps inauguration. Photo by Joshua Qualls | Staff

Kentucky NOW is gearing up for anniversary of Women’s March

Tyler Parker January 18, 2018

Typically, one-year anniversaries are for celebration, but for the Kentucky National Organization for Women, President Donald Trump’s first year in office is a new chance for members to rally for the...

Women, men and children in major cities around the U.S. marched in support of women’s rights on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands participated in the March on Washington alone, which was proceeded by star-studded speeches and musical performances. 

Almost a million march on Washington D.C.

Marjorie Kirk January 22, 2017

As night fell on the day of rage that began inauguration weekend, the morning brought a new hope that expanded from the National Mall and the White House, to Central Park in New York City and the Embarcadero...

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