Black History Month Events in Knoxville 2024

Local Black History Month events in East Tennessee

UT Downtown Gallery Exhibition and Lecture: Katrina Andry

Feb. 1-18 – The UT Downtown Gallery

Feb. 3 – The University of Tennessee's Multicultural Student Life and UTK Chapter of the NAACP

The 19th Annual Black Issues Conference, coordinated by Multicultural Student Life and the UTK Chapter of the NAACP, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 3. The conference will offer a forum for research and discussion of issues affecting the African American community. The Black Issues Conference is free and features a keynote speaker and workshops.
The guest speaker this year is Wesley Hamilton, disability advocate and founder/CEO of the nonprofit Disabled But Not Really.
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'Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts' presentation by Crystal Wilkinson

Feb. 3 – East Tennessee History Center and Union Ave Books - Award-winning author, poet and professor Crystal Wilkinson will speak on her book "Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts" 7-8 p.m. Feb. 3 at the East Tennessee History Center, sharing the stories behind recipes rooted in the past.

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