Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024
Reservation Hotline: 800 256 4024

Jack Neely: UT History Lecture

1408 Middle Road | Knoxville, TN 37996
Knoxville, TN 37996

  • Date(s): October 24, 2017 to October 24, 2017
  • Event Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Alumni Memorial Building Room 32

From interesting and internationally significant visitors, a few very surprising alumni, and the sometimes exotic origins of some of our campuses most familiar institutions, Jack Neely will take audiences on a journey into the past–rolling back the curtain on some of UT’s best kept secrets.

Jack Neely is a journalist who has been writing about his hometown’s character and heritage for many years. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, where he studied American history, Neely was an Egyptian museum tour guide at the 1982 World’s Fair; later, he was a criminal-defense investigator, and an assistant editor for a national fiction magazine. Since his column, “Secret History,” debuted in 1992, he’s been known mainly as a Knoxville journalist with a particular interest in the city’s unique culture and heritage.

He will be giving a public lecture on UT history on Tuesday, October 24th at 7PM.

He has written for the Knoxville Mercury, in a weekly column called “The Scruffy Citizen.” He has written several books about Knoxville and its history, most recently The Tennessee Theatre: A Grand Entertainment Palace (2015); Knoxville, Tennessee: Green by Nature (2014); Market Square: A History of the Most Democratic Place on Earth (2nd ed., 2011) and Knoxville, Tennessee: This Obscure Prismatic City (2009).

Please contact the Center for Student Engagement with questions or to arrange disability accommodations at (865) 974-5455.


Jack Neely: UT History Lecture
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  • Alumni Memorial Building Room 32
  • Free