A panel discussion on the political effects in Tennessee of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28

Small Assembly Room, City County Building


Moderator Robert Booker, a former Tennessee state representative and Knoxville City Councilman, and current Executive Director of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, will lead the discussion. Panelists include: City Councilman and former Mayor Daniel Brown; Knox County Election Commission Chairman Chris Heagerty; and Bill Lyons, Deputy to Mayor Madeline Rogero and a former political science professor at the University of Tennessee.


The discussion is part of “Unfinished Business: Then, Now & Going Forward,” a series of events over  the next several months to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The series will include lectures, films, panel discussions and other events. For an ongoing calendar of activities, see http://www.cityofknoxville.org/civilrightsact.


The event is open to the general public. Anyone needing a disability accommodation in order to attend the meeting can contact City ADA Coordinator Stephanie Brewer Cook at 215-2034 or scook@cityofknoxville.org.