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Celebrating Isaac Burns Murphy

(planning committee- Lyric Theatre, LFUCG, Fayette County Public Schools, UK, Keeneland, Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, William Wells Brown Neighborhood Association, Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden, Kentucky Horse Park, African Cemetery No. 2, Race for Education, Kentucky African American Genealogy Group)

                    October 19-24, 2015 Lexington Kentucky



                                    ( Isaac's wife, Lucy Murphy)


Tuesday, October 20th, 6:30-7:30 pm

 Public Talk at the Lyric Theatre by Pellom McDaniels author of Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. A reception will follow the presentation. Exhibit will be open in the Gallery. ·



Thursday, October 22nd, 2:00 pm

The KY Horse Park will unveil the newly engraved headstone of Isaac Murphy with tributes to Murphy and Kentucky 's African American horsemen. The ceremony will take place in the renamed Man O' War Isaac Burns Murphy Memorial ·aaa

Thursday, October 22nd 3:30p - 4:45pm

Interpretive Panel Unveiling The Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Board of Advisors will host the unveiling of the interpretive signage installation at the site of the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden located at the intersections of Third and Midland. The permanent panels describe the life of Isaac Burns Murphy, describe his home site, recognize the contributions of other Black Jockeys and pays tribute to those who have contributed to the racing industry. aa

IMMAG Concept Paper

Friday, October 23rd, 5:30-7:00 pm  Lyric Theatre

Remarks by Frank Walker with an opening reception for 'I Dedicate this Ride' will be held in the honor of African Americans and their contributions to the equine industry. The reception will take place at the Lyric Theatre from 5:30pm-7pm. 


7pm  Lyric Theatre

Opening night of 'I Dedicate this Ride' will take place following the reception and is Pay-What-You-Can admission. Exhibit will be open in the Gallery. The University of Kentucky Community Engagement Office is the presenting sponsor of the evening. This FREE and open to the public event will highlight the accomplishments of Frank X Walker, Dr. Pellom McDaniels, the Black Turf Project crew, and the Mustang Troops. The evening is designed to stop and account for the past, present, and future cultural and economic contributions these individuals and groups have made to the local equine industry.

Saturday, October 24th, 10 am

Murphy Family Memorial Dedication at African Cemetery No. 2 located at 7th and Chestnut Streets.


Saturday, October 24th,7:00 pm Lyric Theatre

2nd performance of Frank Walker's play 'I Dedicate this Ride' with Pay-What-You-Can admission price. Exhibit will be open in the Gallery.

EXHIBITION in the Lyric Theatre Gallery by Pellom McDaniels

August 31, 2015 - December 11, 2015aa

"Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy'

This exhibition features the life and career of Isaac Murphy, one of America's greatest jockeys. Born during slavery and coming to prominence at the end of Reconstruction, Murphy was an iconic example of African American success and achievement. Using photographs, illustrations and texts, this exhibit explores the significance of African Americans to the development of horse racing as America's first spectator sport and highlights how Murphy came to be known as the 'Prince of Jockeys'.

This exhibit is based on the eponymous biography by author and historian Dr. Pellom McDaniels III. Copies of 'The Prince of Jockeys' are available at bookstores nationwide. This exhibit coincides with the Breeders Cup occurring on October 30 & 31, 2015 and is co-sponsored by Kentucky Horse Park and Keeneland Library. This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the Lyric's Theatre & Cultural Art Center's 5 Year Anniversary during the month of October, in which we will host multiple events, performances and and activities to celebrate our history in the community, our growth, and our achievements with all of our supporters, neighbors and friends.

Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
office: (859) 280-2201 ext. 221

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