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AFST Fall 2021 Guest Speaker: Rev. Reneé Kesler

Join the UT Africana Studies Program (in-person or virtually), as we explore more about the history of Black Knoxville and discuss the new projects underway at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, which was established in 1975 (as a result of Knoxville's urban renewal projects) and with the support of the Mayor of the City of Knoxville, Kyle Testerman, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, the Knoxville Area Urban League, and the people.

Since 2014, Rev. Reneé Kesler has served as the President of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Beck). Beck is a state-designated repository for African American history and culture. Kesler remains committed to preserving African American history and culture on the local, regional, and national level. Kesler has committed numerous years to public service, including serving on countless boards and committees, and she has received numerous honors and awards. Rev. Kesler is a licensed ordained pastor and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduate of Leadership Knoxville, and graduate of the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associate Program.

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Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Student Union, Room 272 B/C
1502 Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37996

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Humanities & Social Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Africana Studies Program
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