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Historic Black Communities: Origins and Possibilities - Part 2

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at ONLINE, Nashville TN

Feb 25 2021
Historic Black Communities: Origins and Possibilities - Part 2

The second of this two-part series will continue to focus on prominent historic Black communities throughout Tennessee.

This second part will focus on the Black communities of Chattanooga, and West Tennessee, and the Edgehill district in Nashville. We will look at how they were formed, the historic events that may have led to the development of the community, how that community thrived (or didn’t), the community culture and its broader cultural impact. We will then bring the discussion to the present and examine what these communities look like now, whether the culture has survived, and thoughts on how they re-shape the community to reflect the voices and aspirations of those currently living there.

The link to the online discussion, presented through WebEx, will be promoted on our Facebook page and website event calendar on prior to the discussion. Guests will be able to ask questions during the discussion that will be answered towards the end of the talk, should time allow.

Photo caption: Chattanooga Sit-Ins. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

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