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Africana Studies Program Events

From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past

Wednesday, April 14 @ 3:30pm EST

Dr. Renée Ater, Provost Visiting Professor, Africana Studies, Brown University

UTC RISE Speaker Series

UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series

Feb. 23, Mar. 16, Apr. 13

Join RISE Chattanooga and the UTC Department of History on Zoom as we connect communities for a series of talks on “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Equity.”

These conversations will bring theory to life as students engage local leaders on their struggles and victories.

Poster

Watch the video of the first event here

Watch the video of the second event here

Watch the video of the third event here

Africana Studies Event 2021-4-5

Afro-Diasporic Kinships: Audre Lorde and Black German Women

Dr. Tiffany Florvil, Associate Professor of History, University of Mexico

Monday, April 5, 2021, 7:30 PM EST

The Future of Confederate Monuments

March 29th from 6-7pm, Zoom

With Virginia Tech professor and artist Meredith Drum

Africana Studies Event 2021-3-15

Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

Dr. Keisha Blain, Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

UTC Art Virtual Speaker Series

Dr. Lyneise Williams

Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 3:30-4:40pm

“Slimming Down Soul Food: A Study of African American Cookbooks”

Dr. Mark Johnson, UTC Department of History and Africana Studies

Monday, February 8, 12:00, Zoom

2020 BLM Page

BLM and Protest Movements: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

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Black History Month Events

February 2020

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History Tuskegee Page

Bad Blood, Treatment and Lies: The Impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, 1932-1972

A simulation workshop

February 18-19, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm, UC Signal Mountain Room

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Black Heroines 2020

Black Heroines for Justice: 1980s Terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan in Chattanooga and the Women Who Stood Against Them

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5:30 pm

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

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Confronting the Past in Memphis

Confronting the Past in Memphis: Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Antebellum Slave Trade, and the Reinvention of Civil War Memory

Dr. Timothy S. Huebner

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

University Center Signal Mountain Room

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The Eric Morse Story

The Eric Morse Story: Race, Poverty, and the Criminalization of Black Youth

Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:00 pm

University Center Heritage Room

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Chickamauga Statue

Civil War and Veteran’s Day Lecture Chickamauga Battlefield and the Civil War Reconciliation Movement

This Veteran’s Day, learn how the Blue and Gray Barbecue at Crawfish Springs launched the Civil War preservation and reconciliation movements.

Monday, November 11, 7:00 PM, IMAX Theater, downtown Chattanooga

Free and open to the public

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Day Trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

Day Trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice & the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama

Sponsored by the UTC Africana Studies Program and Department of History

Saturday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Open to UTC students, faculty, and the wider campus community 

Transportation, memorial and museum admission, and lunch are fully covered at no cost to participants.

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Screening and Discussion of The Hate U Give

Screening and Discussion of The Hate U Give

Hosted by Dr. Beth Pearce and Tiffany Mitchell

Part of the English Club movie series in relation to UHON 3520: Adolescent Literature and Intersectional Oppressions

Thursday, October 17, 7:00 PM

Library 131

 

Agents of Change Documentary

Agents of Change: Documentary Screening and Discussion

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Black Studies in the United States

Sponsored by the UTC Africana Studies Program

Thursday, September 26, 5:00-7:00 PM

University Center, Multicultural Center (3rd floor)

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Jamey Kraus

Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion

Event for UTC Special Collections exhibit authored by students in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s Modern Civil Rights Struggle class

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 3:05 PM to 4:20 PM

UTC Library, Southern Writers Room (LIB 440)

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Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era

Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era

A lecture by Award-Winning Historian Dr. Chad Williams, Brandeis University

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:00 PM

University Center Auditorium

Contact Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel ([email protected]) with questions

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Jared Thorne Artist Talk

Jared Thorne Artist Talk

Part of the Cress Gallery exhibition “The Clamor of Ordinary Things”

Monday, October 29, 2018, 5:30 - 6:30pm

Fine Arts Center, Room 356

Exhibition dates: October 29th – December 12, 2018

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Remembering Ed Johnson

Remembering Ed Johnson

A guided history at the Walnut Street Bridge

Sponsored by the Ed Johnson Project and The UTC Departments of English, History, and Africana Studies

Monday, September 24, 2018, 12:00 PM

Meet at the Great Dane Statue at the South end of the Walnut Street Bridge

Contact Tracye Pool ([email protected]) with questions

 

The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga

The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Chattanooga

A Critical Discussion of the History of Racial Violence in the U.S.

Featuring Award-Winning Historian Dr. Amy Wood (Illinois State University)

Event Series Schedule:

  • Who was Ed Johnson? (Documentary Screening); Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:00 PM Central Time; Gailor Auditorium, University of the South, Livestream Link
  • The Lynching of Ed Johnson in Historical Perspective (Lecture); Monday, September 17, 2018, 5:00 PM Eastern Time; Derthick Hall, Room 101, UTC, Livestream: Link

The Legacy of Lynching in American Life (Lecture); Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:30 PM Central Time; Convocation Hall, University of the South, Livestream: Link

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Whose Streets? poster

Whose Streets?

UTC Visual History Film Screening with the Filmmaker Sabaah Folayan

Monday, February 19, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Derthick Hall 201

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The Reconstruction Era

The Reconstruction Era - A Panel Discussion

Monday, November 6, 7:00pm

Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga

A Stranger in my Homeland Screening

A Stranger in my Homeland - Screening with Filmmaker

A film by Chloe Traicos

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:00 PM

Derthick Hall 201

4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture

4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture

Dying to Be Free: The Health Conditions of Formerly Enslaved People During the Civil War and Reconstruction

With Jim Downs of Connecticut College

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 5:30 PM

University Center Raccoon Mountain Room

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MLK Historical Walking Tour

MLK Historical Walking Tour

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 PM

Starts at Union Depot Historical Marker across from the Read

Meeting location address: 158 W. MLK Boulevard

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Blood in the Water Lecture

Blood in the Water - The 1971 Attica Prison Uprising

The 4th Annual Africana Studies Lecture

With 2016 National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson

Thursday, March 23, 5:30 PM

Derthick Hall 201

Free and open to all

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The Land Between Screening

The Land Between - A Film by David Fedele

UTC Visual History Film Screening with the Filmmaker

Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 PM

Derthick Hall 201

Free and open to all

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Mississippi: is this America? Screening

Mississippi: Is This America?

UTC History Club Black History Month Documentary Film Screening

In collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center and the UTC Film Club

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 PM

Multicultural Center in the University Center

Free and open to all, including free pizza and refreshments

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Ten Little Known Facts about the Civil War in Chattanooga Lecture

Ten Little Known Facts about the Civil War in Chattanooga

A Lecture by Mr. Sam Elliott

Monday, November 14, 2016

Doors open at 6:30 PM; lecture begins at 7:00 PM

The Camp House, 149 E Martin Luther King Blvd

More Info: Facebook 

Historical Tour of the Tennessee Riverfront with Maury Nicely

Historical Tour of the Tennessee Riverfront with Maury Nicely

Sponsored by the UTC History Club and Southern Adventist University

A beautiful and historic journey into the past of Chattanooga

October 13, 2016, 5:00-6:15 PM

Chestnut Street Pier

Check out pictures of the event here

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Third Annual African American History Event

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation, and the U.S. Colored Troops

2015-2016 Civil War Era Lecture

Dr. John David Smith

November 5, 2015

Stories of Sherman's March

Stories of Sherman's March

2015 UTC Civil War Era Lecture

Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin

January 21, 2015

Between Race and Nation Shirley Chisholm and National Politics

Between Race and Nation: Shirley Chisholm and National Politics

2014 UTC Black History Month Lecture

Dr. Anastasia Curwood

March 25, 2014

If There is a Worse Place than Hell, I Am in it - Abraham Lincoln

If There is a Worse Place than Hell, I Am in It - Abraham Lincoln as a War Leader

A Lecture by Dr. Stephen Berry

November 6, 2013

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