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Community History Program

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Event Dates: September 16, 2014

 

Event Dates: October 1, 2014 - November 12, 2014

"Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964" is a bilingual, traveling panel exhibit exploring the roots of Mexican migrant labor to the United States, and is touring towns and cities across the state.

Event Dates: July 31, 2015 - September 12, 2015

The Tennessee State Museum has commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a new traveling exhibition which takes a closer look at Tennessee's role in the often-forgotten war and how it helped shape our state. The traveling exhibit is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. Click here for prospectus.

Event Dates: May 15, 2014

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will  host a public conversation, "Life on the Fence: A Longview of Guest Worker Programs," facilitated by Antonio Vasquez of MTSU’s Center for Global Studies, at 11:30am on May 15th.

Event Dates: May 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Event Dates: March 10, 2014

The last in a five-part series of book discussions covers Fatima Mernissi’s Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, an extraordinary memoir of growing up in a domestic harem in 1940s-50s Fez, Morocco.

The series occurs at the Cedar Bluff Library, Knoxville, 6-8pm, and is facilitated by Dr. Douja mamelouk, Professor of Arabic & French Literature at UT-KNoxville

Event Dates: February 6, 2014

“Life on the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs,” is a public conversation using excerpts from research on guest worker programs to provide a shared context for discussing themes of labor, immigration, family and community in Tennessee. It is part of our exhibit tour of Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, and provides historical context for current realities of national policy and the evolution of foreign-born populations in Tennessee communities over time.

Event Dates: January 6, 2014 - March 14, 2014

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is a bilingual panel exhibit using oral history excerpts and archival photos to tell the story of our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico.

Event Dates: November 4, 2013 - December 16, 2013

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 is a bilingual panel exhibit using oral history excerpts and archival photos to tell the story of our nation’s largest guest worker program with Mexico.

Event Dates: January 27, 2014

The second in a five-part series of book discussions will cover Marjane Satrapi's memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, an extraordinary account of coming of age in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.  The discussion will be led by Dr. Douja Mamelouk, Assistant Professor of Arabic & French, University of Tennesse at Knoxville. The series occurs at the Cedar Bluff Branch Library, Knoxville, 6-8pm.