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Tuesday, October 1 • 9:45am - 1:00pm
Mobile Workshop: African American Placemakers in Action FULL

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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 shuttle

Join us for a tour of two placemaking and cultural preservation efforts led by members of Chattanooga's local African American Community. Our first stop is Beck Knob Cemetery, Chattanooga's oldest African American Cemetery. Since shortly after the Civil War, this cemetery in North Chattanooga has been a resting place for black Civil War soldiers, community leaders, and some of Chattanooga's first African American settlers.

Next we'll visit the Ancestral Roots Community Garden, in Menlo Park, to tour a garden created by the local arts and culture organization, RISE. This garden is designed and planted with the veggies, fruits, herbs and flowers that would have been part of a traditional African American southern yard garden.


James McKissic

Vice President and COO, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga

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