Appalachian Experience: The 8th of August: Southern Appalachia’s Emancipation Day (online)
August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
For over 150 years, communities in the Mountain South have celebrated Emancipation from slavery on or around the August 8th of the year. We’ll discuss the history, spread and changing ways communities recognize the hope for Freedom. Learn more about the 8th of August here.
All registrants will receive a zoom link to the event.
About the Presenter: An East Tennessee native, William Isom II is the Director of Community Outreach at East Tennessee PBS & the Director of the Black in Appalachia project. In that role he coordinates the research, community database development, documentary film & photography production, oral history collection and educational events with residents, public media & universities in the region. He’s also the proud father of two sons, Devin & Isa.