Telling Kentucky's Story

Race Relations



A Conversation About Stereotypes and Race Relations in Central Kentucky




Discussion begins with a shortened Kentucky Chautauqua® presentation of Nancy Green a.k.a. Aunt Jemima presented by professional actress Debra Faulk with script written by Bo List. The performance will be followed by a moderated community discussion about stereotypes and race relations and how the humanities can help expose and shatter these stereotypes. How can we all become more racially conscious?



Renee Shaw - Host of Kentucky Tonight, Connections with Renee Shaw and Legislative Update on KET.

Connections with Renee Shaw is an interview series that gives voice to everyday heroes and sheds light on issues affecting women and minorities across Kentucky. A KET production.

Dr. Kelly J. Madison - Professor of Cultural Politics and Media Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.

Published on May 17, 2015


Ricardo Nazario y Colon - Chief Diversity Officer at Western Carolina University.

Nazario y Colon is one of the co-founders of the Affrilachian Poets and did an interview with Renee Shaw in 2011.

Judge John Schrader - Practicing attorney with Sherrow, Schrader and Sutherland Law Firm and former Family Court Judge.

Dr. Gerald Smith - Professor of African American History at the University of Kentucky and Pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church in Lexington.

Dr. Smith brings a unique perspective to the teaching of history in the classroom at the University of Kentucky.

This program is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.