Black History Month 2010

February is Black History Month.

Throughout the month I will be sharing pictures and other information from the archives to highlight Kingsport’s African-American history. For a schedule of Black History Month events please visit the City of Kingsport’s website. There are a lot of events so be sure to check them out!

Children in the Riverview Community, undated. The kids are (from left to right): unknown, Sherman Cunningham, Janice Cunningham, Carlton Johnson, Anita Briscoe, and Herman Cunningham.

For more information on Black History Month on the national level, visit

Unidentified members of the Safety Council, 1946. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Can you identify the people in the picture above? If so, feel free to leave a comment with identifications or email the archives at


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