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The Department of History at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga held its 3rd annual African American History event on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 6:00-7:30pm at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center (http://www.bessiesmithcc.org/). Against the backdrop of the Bessie’s new exhibit on “Negro League Baseball in Chattanooga,” a panel of community participants engaged in a candid but constructive discussion about the relationships – past, present, and future – among the Lincoln Park, Warner Park, Engel Stadium, and UTC communities. Moderated by UTC History professor William Kuby, the event probed matters of race, class, and power relations, historical actions and memory, and the use of and access to recreational spaces in these adjacent but oftentimes detached neighborhoods.

Panel participants, from left to right in the photos:
Richard Brown – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Irvin Overton – Erlanger Hospital (retired)
Vannice Hughley – Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association
Becky Browder – Engel Foundation
Will Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (moderator)
Reuben Taylor – Hamilton County Attorney
Clark White – Blue Impresario and Public Intellectual
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