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Task Force Will Look At Gentrification In Lexington

A public forum was held Thursday evening to discuss race, class, and development in Lexington. The forum was well attended, with people from a diverse range of ethnicity and economic status filling a conference room at the Lexington Senior Center. The topic of discussion centered around gentrification, defined by Lexington city councilmembers as a neighborhood in transition to suit an exclusive, upper-income, white community… as opposed to revitalization, which the event hosts described as a transition toward communities of mixed income and race.

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Task Force Will Look At Gentrification In Lexington

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A public forum was held Thursday evening to discuss race, class, and development in Lexington. The forum was well attended, with people from a diverse range of ethnicity and economic status filling a conference room at the Lexington Senior Center. The topic of discussion centered around gentrification, defined by Lexington city councilmembers as a neighborhood in transition to suit an exclusive, upper-income, white community… as opposed to revitalization, which the event hosts described as a transition toward communities of mixed income and race.

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A prominent gay-rights activist was dragged out of a state fairgrounds building and arrested Thursday during a protest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast, an annual event that draws many of the state's top political leaders.

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Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate is in the process of creating an African American History tour set to launch in the fall of 2019.  While staff’s research has yielded stories of courage, resilience, and heartbreak, they hope to find more stories to add nuance to this narrative.  This Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the public is invited for an information gathering event at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Lexington.  Organizers are especially hoping to hear from people who may have been descended from African Americans enslaved or employed at the estate.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Ashland curator Eric Brooks and Cameron Walpole, manager of tours and education.


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