12th Annual Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series Wraps Up Nov. 6 With “The Reconstruction Era: A Panel Discussion”

Monday, October 30, 2017

Friends of Moccasin Bend announces the final event in the 12th Annual Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by Greg A. Vital.

Coming up on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. will be a panel discussion on the Reconstruction Era, featuring three speakers: Edward Hightower from Clark-Atlanta University in Atlanta; Melissa English-Rias, superintendent of the National Reconstruction Era Monument in Beaufort, SC; and Chris Barr, interpretive ranger with the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Along with the National Park Service, the history department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be providing programmatic support, with Dr. Susan Eckelmann Berghel moderating the discussion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.

The speakers are hosted by the Bessie Smith Cultural Center as part of a two-year partnership, dedicated to bringing National Park Service programming into the community to reach new audiences. The Bessie Smith Cultural Center is located at 200 East M.L. King Boulevard in downtown Chattanooga.



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