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4th Annual Celebration of Black Excellence

The Office of Multicultural Student Life, Black History Month Planning Committee, and College of Arts and Sciences College Conversations invites you to attend the 4th Annual Celebration of Black Excellence on Thursday, February 25, 2021. This virtual celebratory event is intended to honor the culture, legacy, and accomplishments of the Black community. Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Mr. David Mills, Director of Health Sciences, Government Relations and Advocacy for The University of Tennessee, followed by a live audience Q&A session. Performances and short orations will also be given by members of our Volunteer family.

About Mr. David Mills

David C. Mills is Director of Health Sciences, Government Relations and Advocacy for The University of Tennessee. David studied Afro-American Studies, History and Political Science at The University of Tennessee. David has served, inter alia, The Iowa Health Information Network; Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children; Vanderbilt University; Tennessee State Government; and as a Consultant. David is one of fifteen children born into a family of strong, active faith, and was elected to political office at age twenty five. David has authored essays, two plays, a book, Unholy: The Slaves Bible; and is completing  Madame Speaker: The Women of The Tennessee General Assembly. David has lived in Newark, New Jersey; Los Angeles, Oakland, Manteca and San Diego California; Wilmington, Delaware, Knoxville, Nashville and now Memphis Tennessee. David is joyfully married; is dad to five children and grandfather to ten.

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Registration is required.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:00pm

Virtual Event
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Lectures & Presentations


Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff



College of Arts and Sciences, English, Multicultural Student Life
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Aaron Dixon

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