Howard High School students protesting at the S. H. Kress department store in Chattanooga, February 1960.

If You Go

What: Panel Discussion of “We Demand an End to Racism”: The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga

When: 3:05 -4:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

Where: UTC Library Southern Writers Room, No. 40

Information: Free and open to the public.

Themes of  integration in public schools and universities, youth activism, white opposition to the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power are examined through the lens of the Chattanooga in “’We Demand an End to Racism!”: The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga,” an exhibition by UTC students that opens later this month.

The exhibition was pulled together in fall 2018 by students in “Modern Civil Rights Struggle,” a class taught by professor Susan Eckelmann Berghel. At the opening, the students will participate in a panel discussion to discuss their process for curating the exhibition and the themes they wanted to bring out.

The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided. To learn more about the exhibition and the students’ interpretation read the Notes on an Exhibition series.

The Exhibition

“We Demand an End to Racism!”: The Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga is on display now at the UTC library.

Location: George Connor Special Collections Reading Room, LIB 439

Dates: Feb. 1, 2019 – Aug. 10, 2019

Learn more about the exhibition →


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