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Launch of the Robert Penn Warren Oral History Digital Exhibit

The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the University of Kentucky Libraries has launched an online digital exhibit featuring three significant oral history projects documenting the life and career of author and poet Robert Penn Warren. This digital exhibit brings together the interviews conducted with Warren, over 30 interviews…

Sara Holroyd Awarded Honorary Doctorate

In 2016 the Nunn Center partnered with Room 17 Productions to launch the Sara Holroyd Oral History Project, and this weekend Sara Holroyd is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the Univeristy of Kentucky. Sara Holroyd was a key member of the University of Kentucky’s Music Department, and later the…

New Podcast Episode features Freedom Singer Charles Neblett

This episode explores the personal story of civil rights activist Charles Neblett who was a member of the Freedom Singers.  In addition to discussing his role working for SNCC and performing as a Freedom Singer, this episode explores the role of music and singing as a powerful form of protest…

Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral History Project

Beginning in 2013, the Nunn Center partnered with the Kentucky Human Rights Commission and the University of Kentucky Office of Community Engagement to celebrate the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame and record interviews with recent inductees.  These incredible interviews included in the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame Oral…

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Veterans’ Stories for Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, we are re-posting episode #003 of the Wisdom Project podcast which focuses attention on the stories from the Nunn Center’s World War II project. This episode features the powerful stories of two World War II veterans, Jesse Beazley and Louis Bower, who both participated in…