8th of August: East Tennessee's Emancipation Day

Brown Bag 2022 Lecture Series with William Isom II
In person & online
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am

In Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

Online Reservations
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live.

William Isom II will discuss the history of our own version of Juneteenth, the spread of the 8th of August across the South and today's recognition of National Emancipation.

About the Speaker
William Isom II is a 6th generation East Tennessean and Director of Black in Appalachia: Research, Education & Support. There he coordinates the project’s research, community database development, documentary film and photography production, oral history collection and educational events in conjunction with local residents. He is also the proud father of two boys, Devin and Isa.