“Georgia was an advocate for civil rights and an advocate for all the right things,” says Kentucky State University President Raymond M. Burse in his tribute to former State Senator Georgia Davis Powers. The civil rights pioneer died Saturday, January 30. She was 92. President Burse has released a statement on her passing.
Thorobreds are everywhere including Soweto, South Africa.
Last August, former chairperson of Health and Physical Education and Assistant Athletics Director M. Dianne Murphy was impressed to find a Kentucky State University honorary degree awarded to freedom fighter and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela during her visit to Soweto.
Kentucky State University will host “A Conversation with Synthia Saint James” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Julian M. Carroll Academic Services Building, Welcome Center, first-floor street level. The event is free and open to the public. The award-winning author/illustrator also plans to design artwork in honor of the university’s 130th anniversary.