RISE MLK Walking Tours

Saturday, April 10, 2021
11:30 AM
Miller Park EPB Stage
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The Department of History and the Africana Studies Program are pleased to again partner with RISE Chattanooga and the People’s History of Chattanooga Project this Spring to offer four walking tours at no cost to members of the UTC community. Two RISE tours will take place on Saturdays and highlight the rich history and culture of the MLK neighborhood and community. Two People’s History tours will be offered on Wednesday evenings and focus on “White Supremacy and Anti-Racist Resistance in Chattanooga.” Descriptions, dates, and other details are provided below, and questions may be addressed to michelle-dell@utc.edu.

RISE MLK Walking Tours



“The MLK community reflects over 100 years of African American history and commerce in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since 1994, the community has been listed on the National Register as an area of great historical significance. Once known as the ‘Big Nine,’ MLK Boulevard (formerly Ninth Street) is the only remaining cohesive area historically associated with Chattanooga African Americans. Join us for a walking tour of the MLK Neighborhood featuring the cultural and music history, historic buildings and public art that makes the neighborhood pop! The tour will last about 1 to 1½ hours and will include breaks to talk about points of interest.”


Dates and Times:

Saturday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, April 10, 11:30 a.m.



Limited to 20 in-person participants per tour

Masks and social distancing required

Meet at Miller Park’s EPB Stage (1000 Market Street)

RSVP ASAP to Ms. Shelly Dell at michelle-dell@utc.edu

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