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Guests attending the Coretta Scott King event participate in a lantern-lighting ceremony following the event’s closing speech in the Gatton Student Center at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky on March 26, 2024. Photo by Isabella Sepahban | Staff

Martin Luther King Center hosts Coretta Scott King Women’s Celebration Dinner in honor of Women’s History Month

Isabella Sepahban, Reporter April 2, 2024

The Coretta Scott King Women’s Celebration Dinner was held in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center to pay homage to the legacy of the late Coretta Scott King and honor Women’s History...

‘The aspect of being seen is all it takes to start.’ MLK Center hosts discussion of inclusivity for Women’s History Month

‘The aspect of being seen is all it takes to start.’ MLK Center hosts discussion of inclusivity for Women’s History Month

Allie Diggs, Reporter March 23, 2023

The Martin Luther King Center partnered with Underground Perspective and the Office of LGBTQ* Resources to host influencer Lynae Vanee as part of a series celebrating Women's History Month. Vanee’s...

Awardees pose for a photo with their awards at the Martin Luther King Center Legacy Luncheon & Awards ceremony in the Harris Ballroom at the Gatton Student Center on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

UK MLK Center tells a ‘love story’ at Legacy Luncheon & Awards

Alexis Baker, Staff Reporter February 8, 2023

UK’s Martin Luther King Center gathered for its second annual Legacy Luncheon & Awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 2.  According to UKNOW, the event was a part of “MLK Center Legacy Week,”...

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...

UK Vice President of Institutional Diversity Sonja Feist-Price speaks to students in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Photo by Javoughn Brown-Lewis.

‘The power is within you.’ UK Diversity VP shows what keeps her going

Jericho Curry March 21, 2019

On Wednesday afternoon, Sonja Feist-Price, UK's Vice-President for Institutional Diversity, was the featured guest at the Martin Luther King Center’s monthly Lunch and Learn speaking engagement.According...

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Students have a voice at Soup and Substance

Kayle Kyle March 1, 2019

UK students have a plethora of events to attend on a daily basis, whether it’s a club that meets regularly or a one-time event. Every student is likely to find something that interests them.For many...

Students walk past the recently opened Martin Luther King Center in the Gatton Student Center. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Relax or have hard conversations at UK’s MLK Center

Marissa Bosco October 31, 2018

A new and improved resource of cultural sharing and interaction awaits UK students to use at their convenience.The Martin Luther King Center opened its new space on campus on Friday, Oct. 12, in the Gatton...

Amir Windom returns for MLK Center event

Nailah Spencer November 11, 2016

The UK Martin Luther King Center’s most recent Convo Series spotlighted Grammy-award-winning music executive Amir Windom, and rapper, record producer and activist David Banner.White Hall room 106 was...

Mural inside Memorial Hall will soon be covered up. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff 

Debated Memorial Hall mural uncovered

Matt Smith September 7, 2016

Following nearly a year of debate, the controversial mural depicting slaves in the foyer of Memorial Hall will be uncovered, according to an announcement by President Eli Capilouto.However, there will...

Campus groups to host #WeBelongUK

News Staff July 17, 2016

On Monday, the Martin Luther King Center, the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center and the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity will host #WeBelongUK. An email sent out by the MLK Center...

Shaun King speaks Thursday about his story and how the movement of social media reporting is continuing to grow. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff.

Shaun King speaks on injustice at Soup and Substance

Allie Hennard April 21, 2016

UK students got an insight on how racism is still an issue and how media shapes public discourse at the last Soup and Substance discussion. Civil rights activist Shaun King spoke to students Thursday...

Seventeen out of 42 Interfraternal Council, National Panhellenic Conference and United Greek Coalition organizations were above 90 percent white in the 2015-16 school year. 

Greek life lags behind campus in diversity

Marjorie Kirk April 14, 2016

[email protected] open records request filed by the Kentucky Kernel revealed that the racial makeup of UK’s Interfraternal Council fraternities and Panhellenic Conference sororities as a whole are...

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