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Raising funds for the Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia

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Poet Frank X. Walker is one of many supporters trying to raise funding for the Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia to recognize African-Americans’ significant role in the state.

More than 200 people attended the commencement that served to elevate interest to promote preservation, collection and teaching, said Gerald Smith, one of the encyclopedia’s general editors.

“This project is worth investing in not only for now, but it will be something to look back at,” said Smith, an associate professor of African-American studies at UK. “But by no means is this a one man show, it is a collaborative project and I’m honored to have many scholars working on the project.”

Read more at Kentucky Kernel

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Written by Symphony

January 17, 2008 at 2:14 am

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