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black history month event

The community is invited to a free Black History Month program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Farragut Community Center (239 Jamestowne Boulevard).

 

The program begins with the presentation of colors by the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol color guard. Winners of the “Making Their Mark” essay contest will also be recognized.

 

Guest speaker Dr. Cynthia Fleming will discuss the role played by local and national youth in the Civil Rights era. Fleming was the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. In 1982, she became one of the first two black women faculty members in UT’s College of Arts and Sciences. She chaired and oversaw the growth of UT’s African-American Studies program.

 

Following the program, a reception hosted by the Farragut Museum Committee will include finger foods and the music and artwork of local performer W. James Taylor.

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