Tusculum College will host the “Echos of Emancipation: One Region, Many Voices” conference on October 4-5. The event will be held in various locations on the Greeneville campus. Tusculum College, in partnership with the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, the George Clem Multicultural Alliance and the African-American Heritage Alliance of East Tennessee will celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation.
On Friday, the conference will feature remarks on black churches after emancipation by Assistant Attorney General Cecil Mills, a poetry reading by Bethany White, an evening concert and reception with Paul Robeson, concluding with a Tusculum College Jazz Ensemble performance.
On Saturday, the conference will feature an opening performance from Eston Williams and Kelle Jolly, as well as a keynote address by Yolanda Treece. The 2013 conference offers visual and performing arts while continuing to provide historically significant presentations, workshops and panels. For a full schedule of events visit http://aahaonline.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/2013-conference-schedule-legal-size.pdf.