MENU
category: Campus News

Jonesborough pastor to speak as part of Carson-Newman’s “A Simple Justice” celebration, March 29

(March 23, 2016) – Carson-Newman University will host Rev. Vincent Dial, pastor of Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough on Tuesday, March 29.

An alumnus of Carson-Newman, Dial will present a program focusing on Freedom Songs, which played an important role during the Civil Rights era. He will also share about his memoir “The View from the Back of the Bus.”

Dial’s presentation is part of the University’s “A Simple Justice: The Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act,” a year-long observance that began last year of the historical event.

The U.S. Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965. The act meant to enforce the 15th Amendment of the Constitution ratified by Congress in 1870.

The bill was created to guarantee African-Americans the right to vote and made it illegal to impose restrictions on any federal, state and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to blacks.

The 7 p.m. program will be held in Thomas Recital Hall located in the University’s Tarr Music Center on Russell Ave in Jefferson City. It is free and open to the public.

The event is co-sponsored by the University and AAHA! (African American History Alliance) and in conjunction with the student campus exhibit “We March with Selma.”

Previous Post

President O'Brien to be recognized by Tennessee House of Representatives

Next Post

Carson-Newman's Underwood the subject of art exhibit at Malone University

Related Posts

  • Campus News

    Carson-Newman event celebrated for “creativity” by Tennessee coalition

    Carson-Newman University is often referred to as “home” among students and alumni. A campus initiative last fall is being hailed for doing its part in upholding the moniker. “Let’s Hug […]

  • Campus News

    Carson-Newman nursing receives scholarship support from Jefferson Memorial Hospital

    Representatives of Jefferson Memorial Hospital were on Carson-Newman University’s campus recently to present a $1,000 check toward student scholarships within the school’s nursing program. “Every year Jefferson Memorial celebrates physicians […]

  • Campus News

    A look at Commencement 2024

    Congratulations Class of 2024! Your alma mater celebrates with you.