Saving Stories

Nunn Center for Oral History

We've got a special Kentucky Derby themed edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories. Doug Boyd, director of the UK Libraries' Nunn Center for Oral History shares audio from a recent interview with Stone Farm's Arthur B. Hancock about a strange but true tale surrounding their 1982 Derby win with Gato Del Sol.


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March 2021 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Peace Corps and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Doug Boyd with the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a Kentuckian who was one of the program's earliest participants. Angene Hopkins Wilson and her then fiancee Jack Hopkins got accepted into the program and in 1962 were sent to Liberia. Angene talks about what happened next.


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It's Women's History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd from the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio clips from a new UK Women's Basketball project hosted by the school's all-time leading scorer Valerie Still. 

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March is Women’s History Month and in this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares audio from a 1989 interview with Betty Tevis; one of the first female sports journalists in Kentucky. Betty came to UK to study journalism in the 1940's and was the subject of publicity surrounding a Louisville Courier Journal story about her gaining access to the UK Men's Basketball Team locker room. A Fascinating story and a fascinating woman this week in Saving Stories.


Nunn Center for Oral History

This week another name synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement passed away. Former National Urban League President and Clinton Administration advisor Vernon Jordan died at his home in Georgia at the age of 85. In this special edition of WUKY's  award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries presents audio from a collection of interviews Robert Penn Warren conducted in 1964 on the unfolding Civil Rights Movement. Listen as a 29 year old Jordan and Warren engage in a philosophical discussion on the revolutionary nature of the movement.


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In this latest edition of WUKY's award winning history series Saving Stories we conclude Black History Month by featuring a 1985 UK Nunn Center oral history interview with Lexington educator and Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame member Audrey Grevious. She talks about her involvement in demonstrations and lunch counter sit-in's in downtown Lexington in the early 1960's. Special thanks to Nunn Center Director, Dr. Doug Boyd for sharing this audio. The complete interview is available online.


Nunn Center for Oral History

It’s Black History Month, and in this edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History Director Doug Boyd revisit what it was like for African American students shortly after Lyman T. Johnson successfully desegregated the state’s flagship university; particularly the classroom dynamic for these young people. Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.


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WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories highlights the accomplishments of prominent African Americans in Lexington. This week we feature an oral history interview with noted educator Edythe J. Hayes, the first African American to serve as Deputy Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, and the first African American female appointed to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Special thanks to Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries.


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In this Black History Month edition of WUKY's award winning series Saving Stories we hear how Harry Sykes became Lexington's first African American to be elected to the city council. Wait until you hear how the one-time Harlem Globetrotter accomplished that feat. Doug Boyd is the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries. He shares and talks about the audio with WUKY's Alan Lytle.


UK Athletics

This Friday is UK Basketball's Big Blue Madness at Memorial Coliseum. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the only way for fans to see the production is through the SEC television network. In this latest installment of WUKY's award-winning history series, Saving Stories, Doug Boyd, director of the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK libraries shares audio from an interview with Wildcat great, Kenny "Sky" Walker about his memories of his debut at Midnight Madness on October 15, 1982. The interview is part of a series of conversations with another former Wildcat great, Kyle Macy.


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