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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…

the Wsdom Project

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…

Wild Turkey Warehouse

Bourbon Ghosts in the Warehouse…and in the Archive

Kentucky is responsible for producing  95% of the world’s Bourbon Whiskey, and if you have not had the opportunity to go down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we highly recommend the experience. One of my favorite locations in the distilling experience is the warehouse, where thousands of barrels of aging bourbon…