Although there were numerous incidents of murder and mayhem from which to choose, our speaker, author Dewaine Speaks, will share stories that have subplots or those with local historical significance. Some of the murder cases were solved, some were not. Speaks’ Brown Bag lecture will feature stories from his book Murder and Mayhem in East Tennessee. Each chapter of the book covers a story that affected lives and shocked communities. In some cases, mayhem, murder, and unexpected death were all present. Join us to learn more about these stories and the people and communities involved.
This program is one in a series of hybrid Brown Bag programs and lectures sponsored by the Albers Family Foundation in memory of Harriet Z. Albers. The East Tennessee Historical Society is privileged to share regional history with our members and the public.
About the Speaker
Dewaine Speaks graduated from the University of Tennessee and retired in 2002 following a career in the marketing of industrial controls, both domestically and internationally. He is a lifelong resident of East Tennessee, and his interest in the area’s history is reflected by the titles of his published books: East Tennessee in World War II, Historic Disasters of East Tennessee, Murder & Mayhem in East Tennessee, and the forthcoming Tennessee’s Weston Fulton: Edison of the South.