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Tuesday, October 1 • 9:45am - 1:00pm
Mobile Workshop: The People’s History of Chattanooga Tour: White Supremacy LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Meet at Waterhouse Pavilion by 9:30am so you can register for the conference and check-in with the mobile workshop leader before heading off to the mobile workshop as a group. 

Workshop transportation: via Walking

Chattanooga Organized for Action launched the People’s History of Chattanooga Project in 2016 to highlight the rich history of social movements and activism that have left an indelible mark on our city. Our first theme involved the history of white supremacy and the significant struggles against it. Our organization partnered with graphic design students to create posters of particular stories. In 2017 we expanded the project by offering walking tours along Martin Luther King Blvd. that detail slavery and its importance in antebellum Chattanooga, struggles for abolition during the Civil War, Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, the 1905 streetcar boycotts against segregation, the atmosphere of violence leading up to the Civil Rights activism of the 1960s, race riots and martial law, the forced change in our city’s form of government, and much more. The tour covers roughly five city blocks, and takes one hour and 45 minutes to complete. To date COA has led over sixty tours for groups of teachers, students, clergy, foundations, and the public at large. You can find out more at: https://www.chattaction.org/the-peoples-history-project.html


Michael Gilland

Board Chair, Chattanooga Organized for Action

Tuesday October 1, 2019 9:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Waterhouse Pavilion