Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative


The Central Kentucky Slavery Initiative is a multiyear interdisciplinary research initiative in line with the University of Kentucky’s commitment to leadership in diversity, inclusion, and equity work. The project will produce a definitive Black and Indigenous history of the University of Kentucky for publication with a digital humanities counterpart. Bringing together faculty and staff from across campus to teach and guide junior scholars at the post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate level, the project will provide a collaborative space to foster both excellence in research and mentoring. The project actively seeks and maintains connections to the local Lexington community and endeavors to make both archival material and this important history accessible to multiple publics.

Director: Vanessa Holden

Adviser: George Wright