What: Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement 1944-1968

When: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4

Presenter: Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, a scholar who for more than 20 years has studied the history and culture of African Americans throughout the Black Atlantic World. Whether in the classroom, museum or in the field, she has sought to document and teach the African-American odyssey through various mediums.

Location: Derthick Hall Room 101

Alvarado will discuss her book and recent art exhibition “Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968,” a featured exhibition on the Atlanta Beltline. Her discussion will center on the importance of African Americans owning the narratives of black history, with special emphasis on Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement.

Alvarado also will detail the process surrounding developing and curating an outdoor museum exhibition and how it can be replicated in Chattanooga.

Sponsored By: The UTC Honors College and department of history, Student Government Association, the Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.
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