Knoxville Videos

Community forum on the life and loss of Phillip ‘Tookie’ Stanford

The News Sentinel, in partnership with the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, held a community forum to view the knoxnews.com documentary “A Community’s Child: The story of Phillip ‘Tookie’ Stanford” and discuss the life and tragic loss of one so young. About 150 people, including Stanford’s family and close friends, came to the Beck Cultural Exchange [...]

Sarah Moore Greene’s 102nd birthday

Sarah Moore Greene celebrated her 102nd birthday at a ceremony at her namesake school, the Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Greene was the first African-American to serve on the Knoxville Board of Education. She shares how her mother dying at a young age impacted her life.

Alma Mater at the 50th Anniversary of African American Achievement Grand Gala

The Alma Mater, sung first in traditional style and then reworked into a modern arrangement for the finale of the Grand Gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of African American achievement, showcased all of the evening’s performers.

“All of the Lights”

All of the Lights, a slam poetry piece, was performed by Jessica Session, vocalist Shana Ward, pianist Kristopher Tucker, and cellist Jeremiah Welch during the Grand Gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of African American achievement and integrated enrollment at UT.

History of 50th Anniversary of African American Achievement

This video was featured during the Grand Gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of African American achievement and integrated enrollment at UT.

50th Anniversary Poem by Jessica Session

UT student Jessica Session, a junior in psychology, wrote and performed an original poem for the campus’s kick-off event for the 50th Anniversary of African-American Achievement.

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