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Creating Community: Lessons from Kentucky’s African American History

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you explore our special exhibit, “Photographing Freetowns: African American Kentucky Through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison.” (Read more about it here.)

Then stay for a conversation inspired by the historic communities featured in the exhibit. What do they have to teach us about forming and sustaining communities in contemporary life? What role do communities play in creating and maintaining a sense of place? How can individuals intentionally create communities?

Distinguished scholars Dr. Crystal deGregory, director of the Atwood Institute, Kentucky State University; Charlene J. Fletcher Brown, PhD candidate, Indiana University; and Dr. Karen Cotton McDaniel, professor emeritus, Kentucky State University, will form a panel to discuss these questions and others with audience members. Dr. Amanda Higgins, KHS community engagement administrator, will moderate.

Admission: $10 for KHS members. $15 for others. The price includes hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks. Cash bar available.

Walk-ins are welcome. Reservations are appreciated. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408.


September 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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(502) 564-1792