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 http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov.

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 kingsportarchives@wrlibrary.org.

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