Farragut to host Cynthia Fleming, W. James Taylor

Susan EspirituFarragut

Farragut is hosting an event for Black History Month on Sunday, February 25, 2 p.m. at Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Boulevard.

The free event will begin with the presentation of colors by the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol color guard and includes a performance by the Royal YOUth Dance Ensemble, a local nonprofit organization that provides a safe, creative outlet for youth.

Winners of the Making Their Mark essay contest will also be recognized.

Dr. Cynthia Fleming will be a guest speaker to discuss the role played by local and national youth in the civil rights era. Fleming was the first black woman to earn a doctorate in history from Duke University and in 1982, she became one of the first two black women faculty members in UT’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Following the program, a reception hosted by the Farragut Museum Committee will include finger foods and the music and artwork of local performer W. James Taylor.

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