The Thirteen

The Big Sandy Community and Technical College library will sponsor a presentation on "The Thirteen" by Bianca Spriggs at 12:25 p.m., Thursday, March 20, in the Magoffin Learning Resource Center on the Prestonsburg campus.

"The Thirteen" is a multimedia narrative which pays homage to the thirteen black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered throughout Kentucky during the late 19th-early and 20th centuries. This period is known as the nadir which began during Reconstruction, a time when racism was at its apex in America as black people were slowly being granted voting and legal rights.

For more information, contact Judy Howell at (606) 889-4750 or email