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THRC invites public to Emancipation Proclamation viewing, 50th anniversary reception

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Two milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation (150 years) and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (50 years) will be recognized on Feb. 28, 2013, at the Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St. in Nashville from 6-7:30 p.m.

While the State Museum is hosting a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation and the original 13th Amendment, the public is invited to learn from historian Linda T. Wynn, hear accounts of THRC history, view historical documents from both and connect with civil rights leaders.

Linda T. Wynn is the assistant director for state programs for the Tennessee Historical Commission and a faculty member in the history department at Fisk University. A graduate of Tennessee State University, she also earned M.S. degrees in history and in public administration from that institution.

Devoted to teaching on the topic of civil rights, she helped design the module Civil Rights Movement in Nashville for The Beloved Community: Then and Now, a collaboration course among American Baptist College, Fisk University’s Department of History, and Lipscomb University.

She’s edited or contributed to such publications as “Journey to Our Past: A Guide to African-American Markers in Tennessee,” “Profiles of African-Americans in Tennessee,” “Tennessee Encyclopedia of Culture and History,” “Notable Black American Men” and the “African- American Almanac.”

Space is limited. Registration is required to receive a ticket for this free event. Registration will close on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.

Visit to register or call (615) 253-1608.