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.
Register at studentlife.utk.edu.
'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.
Learn more here.