Blog Archives

Chattanooga’s AVA Gallery Presents Work from UTC History & Art Students

Chattanoogans presents work from UTC History students in A History of White Rage, taught by Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel, and UTC Art majors in Figure Painting, taught by Professor Christina Vogel, in spring 2021.

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Africana Studies Minor Kennedy Rawls Discusses the Politics of Cuisine in Black Nationalism Movement

“What I learned about cooking and food through my family is the importance of women and the survival of food traditions and simply to have the patience to learn, memorize, and balance flavor to create a beautiful dish.”

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Soul Food Combines All of America’s Flavors, Experts Say

Kenyatta Ashford fondly remembers family dinners from his childhood in Louisiana as “like a hug.”

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Makin’ Bacon: History Class in Hog Heaven Sampling Cured Meats

What started as “one giant hunk of pork” turned into a taste testing for a group of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students.

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March 31: A Conversation about Black Cuisine with Adrian Miller, Kenyatta Ashford, and Nicole Brown

On Thursday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m., the UTC History Department and Africana Studies Program welcome special guests Adrian Miller, James Beard Award winner, and Kenyatta Ashford, Chef at Chattanooga’s Neutral Ground, for A Conversation about Black Cuisine. This will be a conversation-style event moderated by Nicole Brown, a community leader and award-winning producer.

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Junior Cohort Mentorship Meeting on 3/25

Junior Cohort Mentorship Meeting, March 25, 2022. Cupcakes and Pizzas to Brainstorm Summer Plans! 

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Public History Class Takes People’s History Walking Tour

Dr. Kelli Nelson’s Public History class took People’s History of Chattanooga tour with Michael Gilliland in February. Check out these pictures from the tour, taken within a few blocks of Miller Plaza along Market Street and W. MLK. 

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Prof. John C. Swanson Named Spring 2022 External Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

During the spring 2022 semester Prof. John Swanson is serving as an External Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. 

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Dr. Mark Johnson’s Talk on “The Bacon Paradox” on 3/12

A culinary historian presents an exploration of bacon – its history, social status, concerns about health, and much more.

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A cure for bacon? Preserving Southern food and history

Mark Johnson likes bacon. He has always had an interest in history, too. In “Food and Southern History,” Johnson, a lecturer in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of History, gets to combine those passions.

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No Protection in Georgia — Lecture on 3/10

“No Protection in Georgia: Black Political Participation in Reconstruction Era Georgia” | Dr. Alicia Jackson, Covenant College | Thursday, March 10, 2022 | Lupton 105  6:00

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Africana Studies Job Materials Workshop on 3/7

Job Materials Workshop for Africana Studies Students and Friends!

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Lunch, Learn & Link #2 on 3/2

Lunch, Learn & Link Event #2 — History Career Panel — Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / 11:00-12:00 / 405 Brock Hall & via Zoom.

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Winners Announced for Inaugural Linnemann Scholarship

Four University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students, all minoring in Africana Studies or studying African American history, are the inaugural recipients of a newly created scholarship.

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Panel Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Africana Studies

Panel Discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Africana Studies on Wednesday Feb. 16 from 5-7PM

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