People's History Walking Tour of MLK Blvd


August People's History Walking Tour


Date: Saturday, 08/26/2017

Time: 10:00AM to 11:30AM EST

Venue Name: Union Station Historical Marker

Address: 150 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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White Supremacy and Anti-Racist Resistance in Chattanooga, TN

Join Chattanooga Organized for Action as we tour Martin Luther King Boulevard to discuss Chattanooga's history of popular action against racism. We'll cover the city's early slave market and labor force, Randolph Miller and the 1905 bus boycott of Jim Crow, the MLK assassination marches, sit-ins, clergy organizing, riots, the fight to rename the street, the 1980 Klan shooting, and more. Discuss a part of local history that's been buried as the city has become a major tourist destination.

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