50th Anniversary of African-American Achievement Kickoff Event Set for Feb. 1

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Chancellor Jimmy G. CheekTo: Knoxville-area Students, Faculty and Staff

From: Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

On Jan. 4 of this year, UT celebrated an important milestone: the 50th anniversary of African-American undergraduates on campus. Unfortunately, inclement weather necessitated postponing our kickoff event. We have rescheduled the event for Tuesday, Feb. 1, in conjunction with the start of Black History Month.

We will begin with a march from the Torchbearer statue at 4:30 p.m. We’ll make our way to the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center auditorium for a program featuring Olympian and UT Knoxville alumna Benita Fitzgerald Mosley. The program will begin immediately after the march.

We’ll commemorate this important anniversary all year with special events and speakers. I invite you to participate in this first event and other upcoming programs planned to commemorate this important part of UT Knoxville history.

For more information about the yearlong celebration, contact Charles Houston (974-3011) or Annazette Houston (974-6087) or e-mail 50thaaau@utk.edu.

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