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Upcoming Events – April 20 & 21

4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture, Thursday, April 20, 5:30 PM University Center Raccoon Mountain Room The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program invite you to attend UTC’s 4th Annual Civil War Era Lecture. The event will take place onThursday, April 20, at 5:30pm in the University Center Raccoon Mountain Room. This year’s speaker will be Jim Downs, Associate Professor of History at Connecticut College. His talk

Upcoming Events — April 6, 12, 13

MLK Historical Walking Tour, Thursday, April 6, 2017, 4:30 PM Starts at Union Depot Historical Marker across from the Read; meeting location address: 158 W. MLK Boulevard Quick reminder: The History Club is hosting a historical walking tour of Martin Luther King Boulevard with Chattanooga Organized for Action’s Michael Gilliland.  Mr. Gilliland will lead the tour and share with us the rich history of our city.  Come out to learn more

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National Book Award Finalist Delivers 4th Annual Africana Studies Lecture on March 23

UTC’s Department of History and Africana Studies program are pleased to welcome 2016 National Book Award finalist Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan to deliver the 4th annual Africana Studies Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30pm in Derthick Hall 201. Free and open to the public, Professor Thompson’s talk will focus on her critically acclaimed book Blood in the Water, “the first definitive history of the infamous

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Peace Unveiled Film Screening

In continuation of our history documentary series, the UTC History Club will be screening Peace Unveiled in celebration of Women’s History Month and in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center. Join us to celebrate three Afghan women who fought against insurmountable odds to protect the rights of women throughout Afghanistan.   When: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6pm Where: Multicultural Center (UC) Open to all There will be free pizza and

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Faculty Updates

Susan Eckelmann Berghel presented a paper entitled “‘What My Generation Makes of America’: Letter Writing, Political Kinship, and Everyday Youth Activism during the 1960s Civil Rights Era” at the Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium held at the Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2016 and a paper entitled “‘Why Must There Be War?’: Young Correspondents, U.S. Politics, and the LBJ Administration, 1963-1968” at the American

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The Land Between – A Film by David Fedele – Tuesday, February 14, 5:00 PM

UTC VISUAL HISTORY FILM SCREENING with the filmmaker DAVID FEDELE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:00 p.m. Derthick Hall 201THE LAND BETWEEN (78 mins/2014) – WINNER “Best Feature-Length Documentary” – FIFE Environmental Film Festival 2014 –Paris, France – WINNER “Best Film” – International Migrant Film Festival 2014 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – WINNER “Best Film” – Lampedusa In Festival 2014 – Lampedusa, Italy – WINNER “Best Film” – Naples Human Rights

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Thursday: History Club Documentary Screening

The UTC History Club will be screening Mississippi: Is This America? in celebration of Black History Month in collaboration with the UTC Multicultural Center and the UTC Film Club.  The documentary sheds light on the stories of the men, women, and youth who fought for justice and freedom in 1960s Mississippi. When: THURSDAY, Feb. 9th at 6PM Where: Multicultural Center in the University Center The event is open to all and there will

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Upcoming History Club Events

The UTC History Club has lots of exciting events planned for the spring semester.  Here are the ones coming up soon: Feb. 1, 5:00 PM, Carmike Majestic 12 Downtown Theater — viewing of Hidden Figures Feb. 5, 2:30 PM, Hunter Museum — Hunter Museum tour with History Department Faculty Feb. 9, 6:00 PM, UTC Multicultural Center — Black History Month Film Screening, in collaboration with the Multicultural Center

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Dr. Michael Thompson’s Book Garners Rave Reviews

Dr. Michael Thompson, UC Foundation Associate Professor of History, published his book entitled Working on the Dock of the Bay: Labor and Enterprise in an Antebellum Southern Port with the University of South Carolina Press in 2015, and has since received outstanding reviews from top scholars in the field. Here’s a sample: “Thompson’s meticulously researched book is an outstanding work of social history. His moving of urban workers from the periphery to

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FRI. NOV. 18: Righteous Transgressions: A Lecture by Dr. Lihi Ben Shitrit

RIGHTEOUS TRANSGRESSIONS: Women’s Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right – A Lecture by Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit – Friday, November 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM Derthick Hall 201, University of Tennessee Chattanooga Free + Open to the Public How do women in Israeli and Palestinian conservative religious movements expand spaces for political activism in ways that go beyond their movements’ strict ideas about male and female roles?

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