On August 8, 1863, Black men, women and children enslaved in Greeneville, Tennessee, were emancipated. In remembrance, each year, Beck Cultural Center commemorates the eighth of August as Emancipation Day in the state of Tennessee.
Tuesday, August 8, Beck Cultural Center will host its annual Red-Carpet event at the Historic Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville premiering the film, Emmett Till: White Lies, Black Death by Emmy-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland and Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell.
At 4 p.m., there will be a VIP reception with a special meet-and-greet with guests Mulholland and Mitchell, along with other special guests. VIP ticket holders will enjoy live entertainment with saxophonist Casey McClintock and heavy hors d’oeuvres by Allow Me Caterers. Following the reception, VIP guests can select seating of their choosing for the feature film. Tickets $50 Beck Center
General admission will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $10 Beck Center
Beck president the Rev. Reneé Kesler and former Beck executive director Robert Booker will be your hosts for the evening of “Edutainment” and special presentations.
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