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Community Engagement and Black History Month

UT and many of our partners are celebrating Black History Month with community engagement events, several of which are featured below.

Traces of the Trade: Screening and Talkback

Sponsored by UT’s Tyson House Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry and Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC), this event will feature a screening of Traces of the Trade as well as a talkback session with filmmakers Dane and Constance Perry in hopes of fostering an honest discussion about history and healing. Event will be held on February 13 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the Frank H. McClung Museum.


The Big Read’s Community Leaders Forum

Held at the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office, this event features various Knoxville community leaders including UT alumnus Mark Stephens of the KCPD Community Law Office. This forum will explore the themes of social justice, racial inequality, human dignity and personal redemption. Event will be held on February 23 at 4:00 PM.


Family Fun Day: Celebrating African-American History

This program will take place at the Frank H. McClung Museum and feature activities, crafts, tours, and more. Families will celebrate African American History Month by learning more about African-American history. Event will be held on February 27 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.


Clarence Brown Theatre Events

  • A Lesson Before Dying Post-Performance Salon Discussions: These events will be audience-driven discussions to provide patrons and community members the opportunity to discuss their thoughts, experiences, and issues raised after attending the performance of A Lesson Before Dying. Event will be held March 1 and 8 following the 7:30 PM performances.
  • A Lesson Before Dying Season for Youth Student Matinees: These performances are specifically designated for middle and high school students to attend A Lesson Before Dying for $6. In addition, the CBT will provide study guides and a follow-up activity. Event will be held on March 2, 4, 9, and 11 at 9:30 AM.