East Tennessee Voices | Knoxville's 8th of August
Special | 29m 55s
During Tennessee’s Jim Crow era, Black People of Knoxville were allowed entry into Chilhowee Park one day a year - the 8th of August. In this special, the city’s Black elders recall the excitement of those days and discuss the meaning of a freedom celebration in the midst of segregation and second-class citizenship - while also expressing hope for the future.
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