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A Race About Race

Louisville Magazine | May 2019

May 2019 Louisville Mag PDF Amid intensifying anti-war sentiment and shifting party alignments, Richard Nixon, the first (and still only) sitting president ever to attend the Run for the Roses passed through a gauntlet of advocates for “Black Revolution” who had spent the night in jail after occupying the University of Louisville. Among their messages […]

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Debating a State Song

May 7, 2018

“Is ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ the best song about Kentucky? Vote for your favorites.” Lexington Herald-Leader calls for public input following WashPo article

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Derby Prep–Peeking into Research for My Old Kentucky Home Book

Lexington Herald-Leader | April 27, 2018

On the first Saturday in May, as the Kentucky Derby is about to begin, 150,000 people at Churchill Downs and a worldwide TV audience pause to sing or at least mumble along as a band plays the sentimental strains of “My Old Kentucky Home.” The words of the song’s first verse — the only one sung […]

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Sisters First authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush in Louisville November 2

October 26, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents Jenna and Barbara Bush: Sisters First in conversation with Emily Bingham. Grab your sister (or a friend who is like one!) and settle in for an evening of personal stories and universal revelations during this celebration of sisterhood and the complicated, messy, hilarious, life-defining moments that accompany it.

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