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Virtual Speaker Series – Black in Appalachia: Uncovering & Sharing Regional Black Stories
March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021
COST: FREE BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register through our website Events page.
Join Black in Appalachia’s Alona Norwood and William Isom as they discuss the public history research and educational components developed in Northeastern Tennessee in their work to uncover and share the Black stories and histories of our region. From school records and community partnerships to racial atrocities, Norwood and Isom will also share the tools, methods and obstacles to making our region’s Black narratives more accessible.
Black in Appalachia works to highlight the history of African-Americans in the development of our region and its culture. Through research, local narratives, public engagement, and exhibition, this project aims to raise the visibility and contributions of the Black communities of the Mountain South. This project is a community service for Appalachian residents and families with roots in and through the region.
“Black in Appalachia: Uncovering & Sharing Regional Black Stories” is free and open to the public, but please register to attend below. Donations are welcome and help to support free and low-cost museum programming.