Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series

Now entering our 13th year, the Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series brings thought leaders and subject matter experts to share stories and experiences related to National Parks, conservation, history, American Indian culture, and much more. Sponsored since the beginning by Greg A. Vital, our 2018 lineup includes:

Monday, September 24th - Dr. Dan Littlefield

Dr. Littlefield is the Director of the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his lecture will focus on The Role of American Indians in World War I

Monday, October 15thDr. Lauret Savoy

Dr. Savoy is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College, and will present a reading from her award-winning book, Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape

Monday, November 5th -  Dr. Paul Finkelman

Dr. Finkelman is the President of Gratz College and renowned legal historian. He will discuss the Implications of the Civil Rights Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, in conjunction with the 15th Amendment exhibit created by the National Park Service through a partnership funded by National Park Partners.

All lectures begin at 7:00 p.m and will be held at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, located at 200 E. M.L.King Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37402

Visit our Upcoming NPP Events page for the full bios of all of our 2018 speakers!

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