Local author Rita Hubbard will present at the South Bound Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. She will be discussing her research and book African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, that chronicles how African Americans have shaped the history of Chattanooga as far back as the 16th century. Her children's books The Oldest Student and Hammering for Freedom highlights two of these heroes.
Ms. Hubbard will take this time to discuss some of the unacknowledged history of the African American community in Chattanooga, her craft, and the significance of her writing for representation of marginalized communities.
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Ms. Hubbard, a Chattanooga native, is a former special education teacher of 11 years, with an MS in School Psychology. Her books include educational materials and books for children, with a particular focus on the history of black Southerners. She is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and African American Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and is the author of several unpublished children's books focusing on the challenges of children with special needs. Learn more at ritahubbard.com.