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Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion

Join us for the opening of “We Demand an End to Racism!”: The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, an exhibition authored by students in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s Modern Civil Rights Struggle class in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Department of History in Fall 2018. Student curators will participate in a panel discussion to discuss their process and themes, including integration in public schools and universities, youth activism, white opposition

Voice of a Naturalist: A New Web Exhibit from Special Collections

This blog post was authored by Haley McCullough, an intern in the Library’s Special Collections unit from the UTC Department of English in Fall 2018. Born this week in 1878, Robert Sparks Walker cultivated a love of the natural world while living on his father’s 100-acre farm near the Tennessee-Georgia state line on the eastern side of Chattanooga. His love of nature would become Walker’s life’s work. After graduating

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Notes on an Exhibition: Kaitlyn Warf

This blog post was authored by Kaitlyn Warf, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. Look-Ins and Stand-Ins: The Desegregation of Chattanooga’s Movie Theaters For our class, HIST 3475 The Modern Civil Rights Struggle,

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Notes on an Exhibition: Kristen Woodall

This blog post was authored by Kristen Woodall, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. Over the course of this semester, I have had the opportunity to work with the UTC Special Collections as part

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Notes on an Exhibition: Madison Beckner

This blog post was authored by Madison Beckner, a student in Professor Eckelmann Berghel’s HIST 3475: Modern Civil Rights Struggle class that curated an exhibit on display in the George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, located in room 439 of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library in Spring 2019. The city of Chattanooga is often thought of as a progressive southern city. Its transition into a forward-thinking city is

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