Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

"It wasn't the burger so much as it was the sauce." -- Georgia Davis Powers talks about growing up in Louisville, KY, about serving as the first woman and first person of color in KY's State Senate, and about owning a restaurant and coin laundry in this oral history interview led by Nieta Wigginton. Powers … Continue reading Spotlight on: Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

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Community Scholars underway in Allen County

We have officially completed four weeks of the Community Scholars training in Allen County!  The 12 soon-to-be Community Scholars have been hard at work interviewing family and community members and developing projects.  Since the program's kick-off in August, Mark Brown of Kentucky Arts Council and the staff of the Kentucky Folklife Program have been meeting … Continue reading Community Scholars underway in Allen County

Launching Community Scholars in Allen County

This month the Kentucky Arts Council  and the Kentucky Folklife Program launched the next step of the 2-year Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project, a Community Scholars program in Allen County.  For the next few months KFP and KAC will be training community members to collect, interpret, preserve, and share the culture and traditions of their communities. The introductory … Continue reading Launching Community Scholars in Allen County