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“Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” exhibition guides & research

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.061

Scope and Contents

Exhibition guides for the Museum of East Tennessee History exhibit “Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford and Joseph Delaney and Ruth Cobb Brice. The exhibit was presented as a timeline featuring selected moments from Knoxville’s history.

The exhibit was designed by Adam Alfrey and Rebecca P’Simer, with Steve Cotham and Bob Booker providing research. The exhibit was originally scheduled to run concurrently with a Knoxville Museum of Art exhibit titled “Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door” from February 14-June 14, 2020. However, due to the ETHC closing due to COVID-19 concerns from March 21 through August 1, the exhibit’s run was extended through February 14, 2021.

Also includes research done for the exhibit.


  • 2020

Conditions Governing Use

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


1 folder : 2 guides + printouts

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States