Walters State Community
College plans several special activities in conjunction with black history
month in February. All events are free and open to the public.
Word Players will present “A Woman Called Truth” at all four campuses. The play
will be performed at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Sevier County Campus; Feb. 24 at
11:30 a.m. at the Greeneville-Greene County Campus; 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the
Claiborne County Campus; and 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the International Lyceum at the
one-act play celebrates the life of Sojourner Truth, including her own freedom
and her search for equality as a woman. Learn what made this unique individual
one of the more endearing figures of American history, and how her life teaches
valuable lessons still today.
special sessions of the college’s “Learning in the Lyceum” are planned. These
are held each Wednesday at 12:40 p.m. in the International Lyceum, located
inside the college’s student services building. Each presentation is also
video-streamed live to the college’s three other campuses.
19 – Rev. Harold Middlebrook will talk about his experience on the front line
of the civil rights movement working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middlebrook first met King when both
were jailed in Atlanta following sit-in protests at the city’s lunch counters.
In 1968, Middlebrook was among a handful of people with King at the Lorraine
Motel in Memphis when an assassin’s bullet hit King. Middlebrook was ordained
as a minister in 1966 and served as youth minister at Ebenezer Baptist Church,
under both King and his father. Middlebrook moved to Knoxville in 1977, where he
served as pastor at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was founding pastor of
Canaan Baptist Church of Christ. He has been active in education, housing and
healthcare throughout his life.
26 – “I had a dream” discussion will feature a look at Dr. King’s “I Had a
Dream” speech from many local perspectives, including people that were involved
in the coinciding march on Washington. Planned participants include Janie
Coleman, Nancy Holder, Bill Kornrich and “Tookie” Dockery.
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