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Constance Alexander: Teaching the history of our country is hard enough, but living it is even harder

Schools are not adequately teaching the history of American slavery, educators are not sufficiently prepared to teach it, textbooks do not have enough material about it, and – as a result – students lack a basic knowledge of the important role it played in shaping the United States and the impact it continues to have on race relations in America. Even as I consider how I learned history, with many...

Dr. Dwayne Mack appointed vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Berea College

Dr. Dwayne Mack has been appointed vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion at Berea College, effective July 1. Mack has been with Berea since 2003 and has taught American history, African American history and general studies. He currently serves as professor of history and the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American history. Mack brings to the position a wealth of knowledge from research...

Northside Neighborhood Association’s May 19 Home and Garden Tour to showcase 15 homes

The Northside Neighborhood Association Home and Garden Tour returns on Sunday, May 19, from 12-5 p.m. Tour a variety of homes designed in a range of architectural styles in one of Lexington’s oldest, most vibrant and most diverse neighborhood. The Northside Neighborhood Association is Lexington’s oldest. In 2011, the Association celebrated 50 years of dedication to the preservation of...

McConnell Center Young Leaders Academy seeking applications from Kentucky High School students

By Mike Marsee Kentucky Teacher Applications are being accepted for the McConnell Center Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference June 19-22 at the University of Louisville. The program, open to students who will have completed at least one year of high school by summer 2019, helps participants hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history. The...