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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

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...

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...

Thousands gather in downtown Lexington to march for MLK Day 2019

Annual MLK march focuses on Dr. King’s legacy, unity

January 21, 2019

Despite freezing temperatures, thousands came out for the annual march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Lexington on Monday.The front line of marchers included Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton,...

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...

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

Lexington, UK celebrate MLK Day with downtown march and program

Rick Childress January 15, 2018

Almost a full year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, amid growing fears of alt-right protests and after Confederate statues were removed from the old Lexington Courthouse, thousands of marchers...

Some campus resources still open on Election Day

News Staff November 8, 2016

UK cancelled classes on Election Day, but students, faculty and staff can still use some campus resources. UKNow said UK HealthCare clinics and hospitals will still be open on Tuesday.The university also...

Students Erica LittleJohn and Eseosa Ighodaro lead the UK Call to Action Town Hall at the Singletary Center on Monday.

Students call for inclusivity, university action on racial issues at town hall

Will Wright March 1, 2016

President Eli Capilouto was notably absent from the UK Call To Action Town Hall. The event was a continuation of the racial dialogue that has permeated throughout campus since Capilouto’s meeting with...

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