College of Education

Honoring the Civil Rights Movement, Dec. 2018

A Two-Day Event

Sponsored by the College of Education, IMPACT, TN Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education, and Tech's Office of Multicultural Affairs.


Panel Discussion | Saturday, December 1 @ 8am

The Civil Rights Movement: Have We Achieved Equity?

Location: Old City Courthouse, 3rd floor | On Cookeville's Historic Square

(Spring St./Hwy. 70 and Washington Ave.)

Panelists include: Tom Savage (NAACP), Andrew Smith (Tennessee Tech), Karen Ramsey-Idem (Cummins, Inc.), Quinton Cancel (IMPACT), Chuck Womack (Cookeville City Council). The panel will be moderated by Damon Prince (Ficosa).


Presenting Donzaleigh Abernathy  Monday, December 3 @ 6pm

Topic: The Importance of the Civil Rights Movement: What Was Accomplished and What’s Left To Do

Location: Robert & Gloria Bell Hall Auditorium | 10 W. 7th Street

Donzaleigh Abernathy is the youngest daughter of the American Civil Rights Movement Co-Founder Rev. Dr. Ralph David and Mrs. Juanita Jones Abernathy. She was born in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement as her Father and his best friend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. established the nonviolent social movement which changed the course of American History.

Read More About Ms. Abernathy: Background, Career, and Activism