People's History Walking Tour of MLK Blvd

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People's History Walking Tour of MLK Blvd.

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Date: Tuesday, 10/24/2017

Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM EST

Venue Name: Union Depot Historical Marker (In front of Read House)

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

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.


 This tour is organized for COA members and supporters, but anyone is welcomed to attend.

Where: The tour starts at the Union Depot historical marker across from the Read House at 150 W. MLK Blvd.

When: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Cost: Free and open to the public, although donations are welcomed. COA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization


 

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