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Tennsessee History for Kids Tent Revival

525 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902
525 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902


  • Date(s): July 23, 2018 to July 23, 2018
  • Event Times: From: 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Price: $40
  • Location: World's Fair Park

Bill Carey was a well-known Nashville historian before he became editor of Metro Pulse for a year or two, early in the century. After that, he founded an educational nonprofit called TN History for Kids to help fill the gap he sees in teaching state history to Tennessee children. He spends most of his time in Middle Tennessee, but this summer-- borrowing a historical theme that has a lot to do with state history--he's the emcee of a series of "Tent Revivals".

On Monday, July 23, it will land at World's Fair Park. The Knoxville History Project will be part of it, and so will our recent honoree Bob Booker--as well as Lisa Oakley of the East Tennessee Historical Society, several experts on Cherokee culture, and a World War I scholar. But the headliner will be Clinton High's Bobby Cain, the first black person to graduate from an integrated (that is, formerly white) school in the South. He was one of the Clinton 12, back in 1956, and the first to get his diploma.

The program is intended for social-studies teachers, but he has decided to open it up to the general public; tickets for the whole thing are $40 each. Visit TN History for Kids for more information.

Some folks are renting hotels to come see it, but you probably don't have to do that. This will be Bill's fourth annual Tennessee history "tent revival"--and his first one in Knoxville, Birthplace of Tennessee.


Tennsessee History for Kids Tent Revival