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Ken Woodley

MLK Keynote Address

Thursday, January 23, 20207:00PM - Thursday, January 23, 20208:00PM
At Hull 132
Organized by Office of Multicultural Affairs

Ken Woodley is the former editor of the Farmville Herald and author of "The Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia." Ken spent his career in Farmville, lending his voice to racial healing and reconciliation. In 2003, he proposed and led the successful fight for a state-funded scholarship program for the casualties of county-wide local public school closings from 1959-1964. For more information about Ken's work:

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“In times of change, struggles, anger, oppression and loss of national unity, it is easy to lose hope and optimism. As I listen to the news, talk to family, friends and colleagues, I sense a loss of optimism. Difficult times, while frightening and exhausting, are not the times to lose hope and optimism. I suggest they are the times to inspire each other to reach out to our neighbors, even those we disagree with, and push for positive change. I suggest during the days of celebrating the life and works of Dr. King and the millions who worked with him, that we pull each other up, push each other along, and when needed, carry each other to a place of compassion, kindness, equity and peace. It is only in our willingness to help all others rise that we will rise ourselves.”  — Evelynn Ellis

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