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The South Hill Classic

What is The South Hill Classic? It's where Black Studies meets Sports! And we define sports broadly. From traditional sports to digital gaming and streaming cultures! 

What is South Hill? South Hill is a history district in Lexington, KY. This district consists of many homes that were once owned by free African Americans at a time when slavery was still an institution in Kentucky. Prosperous whites lived alongside prosperous African Americans with many middle class citizens also living in the district (

APRIL 28th KEY EVENTS: Link to join virtually! 

Zoom Webinar / Panel: "Black Excellence in Digital Spaces," at 2 pm EST / 11 am PST on April 28th, followed by a second panel"A Look into HBCU Esports," at 3 pm EST/12 pm PST. 

Keynote Lecture : Professor Derrick White at The Cornerstone at UK from 5pm to 6pm

APRIL 29th KEY EVENTS: Link to join virtually! 

10am : Registration begins for the Smash Tournament and will last the whole day

5pm Comedy Show in the Cats Den at Gatton Student Center