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“Afro-Latinos: An Untaught Story” Screening and Virtual Q&A

“Afro-Latinos: An Untaught Story” — Screening and Virtual Q&A with Director/Producer Renzo Devia

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Event on 10/14 – Slave Trade and Capitalism: A Conversation with Prof. Joshua D. Rothman

October 14 @ 4pm in Derthick 201 — Professor Joshua D. Rothman in conversation with the UTC community about his new book The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America.

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Department News and Updates Fall 2021

Check out some recent news from the UTC Department of History.

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Mark Johnson’s Book

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Johnson, lecturer in the UTC Department of History, on the publication of his book Rough Tactics: Black Performance in Political Spectacles, 1877-1932 (University Press of Mississippi, 2021).

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Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication

The Ed Johnson Memorial Dedication is a multi-day series of programs and presentations from Thursday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 19 in Chattanooga, and you are invited to participate. Events explore the story of Ed Johnson, the victim of a lynching in 1906, through the lens of history, art, storytelling and remembrance.

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Event on 4/14 – From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past

“From Slave Cabin to Monument to the Slave Past,” Wednesday, April 14 @ 3:30pm EST, Dr. Renée Ater, Provost Visiting Professor, Africana Studies, Brown University

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UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series — Shane Morrow

In partnership with RISE Chattanooga, the UTC Africana Studies Program and the Department of History invite you to participate in this semester’s student-led interview series with prominent community members! On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:50 a.m., UTC students will ask Shane Morrow, the RISE Chattanooga Executive Director, questions about his community leadership and his vision for Chattanooga.

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“The Future of Confederate Monuments” – 3/29, 6-7pm, Zoom

On Monday, March 29th from 6-7pm, the History Department and Africana Studies Program invite the UTC and Chattanooga communities to engage in a virtual conversation about “The Future of Confederate Monuments” with Virginia Tech professor and artist Meredith Drum.

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Dr. Eckelmann Berghel on A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning

Susan Eckelmann Berghel

On March 3, 2021, Associate Professor of History and Director of Africana Studies Susan Eckelmann Berghel participated in a panel on “A Team Approach to Open Pedagogy through High Impact Practices and Experiential Learning,” which was part of Tennessee Open Education Week Organized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Textbook Affordability for Student Success Task Force.

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History Department Receives $500,000 Gift

The Russell Linnemann Memorial Endowment gives $450,000 for the study of African and African-American history along with the story of the blues. The money, given in perpetuity, is divided into $450,000 to fund ongoing programs and $50,000 to create an account to honor the career of Linnemann and his academic contributions.

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UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series — Karitsa Mosley-Jones

Join RISE Chattanooga and the UTC Department of History on Zoom as we connect communities for a series of talks on “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Equity.”

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Free Historical Walking Tours

The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program are pleased to again partner with RISE Chattanooga and the People’s History of Chattanooga Project this Spring to offer four walking tours at no cost to members of the UTC community.

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Africana Studies Event on 4/5/21 — Afro-Diasporic Kinships

Afro-Diasporic Kinships: Audre Lorde and Black German Women, Dr. Tiffany Florvil, Monday, April 5, 2021, 7:30 PM EST

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Africana Studies Event on 3/15/21 — Building a Movement

Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South, Dr. Keisha Blain, Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:00 PM EST

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UTC/RISE Community Speaker Series

Join RISE Chattanooga and the UTC Department of History on Zoom as we connect communities for a series of talks on “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Equity.”

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