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On September 19 and 20, 2019, the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and African American and Africana Studies held a symposium on "Black Studies@50," commemorating the beginnings of what is currently African American and Africana Studies at the university in 1968; honoring the individual students and faculty and the Black Student Union that agitated and advocated for courses on African American history, culture, society, and politics; and exploring current and future philosophies, topics, and directions.

Bryan, Ruth E. "University of Kentucky Black Studies @ 50 Symposium: Related Archival Documents from the University of Kentucky Archives," UK Special Collections Research Center, 2019.

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