FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH
There are six area events celebrating Black History month.
Carson Newman University students, with support from African American Heritage Alliance, has put together an exhibit in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The exhibit opens January 31st at 3:30pm and extends through the end of the term.
From Africa to Appalachia Foundation (FATA) and the Rose Center are sponsoring a month-long exhibit of the work of artist, Sammie Nicely. The exhibit opens on February 7th at 2:00pm at the Rose Center.
Blues musician, Wallace Coleman, will be appearing at The Bunk House in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Friday, February 12th. He will appear in a Valentine’s Day Concert at the Rose Center on Saturday, February 13th.
For detailed information about these four events, click here Four Events-Feb 2016
In addition, ARTE Gallery and Studio, 207 Arnold Avenue (on the corner of E. Morris Blvd. and Arnold) is offering an exhibit: “Hallowed Ground: Sites of African American Memories.” The exhibit will be open February 1 – 28. Call 423-839-2516 for more information.
Lastly, Walters State Community College will offer three performances of the play, “Oh, Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad.” The play was written by Peter Manos and is being performed by the WORD Players from Knoxville. Performances are February 18 @ 4:30 at the Claiborne County Campus and at 10am on February 22 at the Sevier County Campus. The performance at the Morristown Campus is at the Student Service Building on February 25 at 2:30pm. Admission is free.