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All presentations tailored according to age groups. Email Jacqueline to set up a visit through the Humanities Council:

Other Presentations

Jacqueline also has spoken many times on these subjects.


From Barbed Wire to the Bluegrass:  Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky


Some Holocaust survivors made their home in Kentucky.  Their stories before moving here -- and their stories after living and working here -- have forever changed many of our Bluegrass communities.  Learn how Kentucky eighth graders worked with a Holocaust survivor to challenge Frankfort -- and shape Holocaust education for all Kentucky students.  This interactive presentation concludes with the lighting of six yellow candles, a tradition of Holocaust remembrance ceremonies.




From Shaker Village to snake handlers, the people of Kentucky have strong roots in their religion. America’s first camp meeting was in Kentucky. The national headquarters for the Race Track Chaplains boasts a home here. Kentucky preacher Mordecai Ham was considered the spiritual granddaddy of Billy Graham. And let’s not forget our state has the world’s largest handmade stained-glass window in a Catholic cathedral, as well as an Abbey where monks live and worship and make great fudge. Unforgettable stories, sometimes humorous, of Kentuckians and their quest to worship.


The Slave and The First Lady


Former slave Elizabeth Keckly was an activist and author in Washington, D.C. But first, she was the confidante and dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln. Mary gave Elizabeth numerous articles after the assassination of Lincoln, including his blood-splattered cloak from that fateful night. Keckly’s dressmaking business was famous—and included wives of other famous politicians such as Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, and Mary Ann Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee. Keckly’s autobiography, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House, is a compelling slave narrative and a controversial look at Kentucky’s famous first lady.




Glisten is what happens to someone’s beautiful brain when they listen. Current research has identified that people have dominant listening habits—and knowing one’s habit affects the quality of listening in every setting.  This talk guides listeners through a self-assessment as well as sharing current and practical strategies from listening leaders on how to be the kind of person people love: a listener.


Kentucky’s Little Known Literary Ladies


Kentucky has a rich history of successful female authors.  Many of these women are now little known despite their impact on our literary landscape. Learn the fascinating back stories of six unique women who contributed to six different genres: young adult; memoir; humor; drama; poetry; and the cook book. This interactive presentation also allows the audience an opportunity to participate in choral readings from each of the writers. 

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