2018 Black History Month Virtual Exhibit



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Black Queer Love

  • They met in 2012 at a local night club
  • Love at first sight
  • After 2 years of dating, the pair moved in together.
  • In May 2015 while visiting Florence, Italy, Missy proposed to Kaila.
  • They were married on April 9, 2016

Dr. Kaila Adia Story

  • Native of Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Received her bachelors at DePaul University & her master & Doctorate from Temple University.
  • Story is an associate Professor Women's & Gender Studies & Pan African Studies at University of Louisville.
  • She holds the Audre Lorde endowed Chair in Race, Gender, class, & Sexuality Studies.
  • Co-creator & Co-host of WFPL's Strange Fruit: Musings on Politics, Pop Culture & Black Gay life, a popular award-winning weekly podcast focusing on social justice and pop culture.

For more information about Dr. Kaila Adia Story's accomplishments and impact, visit "Kaila Story - Associate Professor," University of Louisville, and “Strange Fruit (radio program), Louisville, KY,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database.

Schlondia “Missy" Jackson

  • A native of Lexington, Kentucky
  • Graduated from Henry Clay High School
  • A personal fitness trainer
  • Former National Entertainer of the Year (E.O.Y) 2012
  • Drag King and goes by the stage name Mystikal and has traveled throughout the U.S performing.
  • Mr. Bluegrass Black Pride King Emeritus 2014

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Presented by Kentucky Black Pride, Inc.


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