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Jack Neely: UT History Lecture

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Date(s) - 10/24/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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).

On Friday, November 3rd, join us for a 2 hour walking tour around campus with Jack. Capacity is very limited and pre-registration is required. Registration form is located at the bottom of this page. *After registering, you will be notified via email by Friday, October 27th if your space has been reserved. This confirmation will include information about where and when to meet.

Walking Tour Registration

UT History Walking Tour with Jack Neely

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

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