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Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia Knoxville's Red Summer | The Riot of 1919

Black in Appalachia

Knoxville's Red Summer | The Riot of 1919

Never-before-seen newsreel footage & a powerful story of the Knoxville race riots of 1919.

Knoxville's Red Summer | The Riot of 1919

Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia East Tennessee Voices | Greeneville's 8th of August

Black in Appalachia

East Tennessee Voices | Greeneville's 8th of August

A former slave created an 8th of August celebration in Greeneville that lives on today.

East Tennessee Voices | Greeneville's 8th of August

Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia Tennessee Picnic

Black in Appalachia

Tennessee Picnic

Newport’s Tennessee Picnic began as an 8th of August celebration then became so much more

Tennessee Picnic

Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia East Tennessee Voices | Knoxville's 8th of August

Black in Appalachia

East Tennessee Voices | Knoxville's 8th of August

Knoxville Black elders share memories of Emancipation Day celebrations at Chilhowee Park.

East Tennessee Voices | Knoxville's 8th of August

Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia 8th of August: Tennessee’s Celebration of Emancipation

Black in Appalachia

8th of August: Tennessee’s Celebration of Emancipation

A story of Black American survival & the importance of celebrating the ideals of freedom.

8th of August: Tennessee’s Celebration of Emancipation

Video thumbnail: Black in Appalachia The Swift Story | The First African-American University

Black in Appalachia

The Swift Story | The First African-American University

Learn how the first institution of higher learning for Blacks in the region was created.

The Swift Story | The First African-American University