Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca celebrates Black History Month with two special events

Trevecca will celebrate Black History Month with two special events to be held Wednesday, February 14.

Stories of the Struggle
Chapel, Wed., Feb. 14, 10:30 A.M. at Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene

Speakers in this service will be three African Americans who will share their personal stories from the Civil Rights Movement. Speakers are the following: Trevecca education professor Stella Simpson, who entered her career in public education during the Civil Rights Movement; Florence Kidd, a Fisk University student during the Civil Rights Movement and a participant in the Woolworth's sit-in in Nashville; and the Reverend Jimmy Greer, a pastor from Mississippi, who will provide a national perspective for that period.

Fifty Years Later: Where are we now?
Wed., Feb. 14, 1:30 P.M. in Tarter Activity Center (adjacent to Moore Gymnasium on the Trevecca campus)

This forum discussion will focus on the progress made in integration in Middle Tennessee during the past 50 years in the areas of business, housing, and communities of worship.

Panel members will be journalist, writer, and political figure John Seigenthaler; Nashville Vice Mayor Howard Gentry; Dorothy Gupton, who served in the Metro Nashville schools during the desegregation era; and Hobson United Methodist Church Pastor Sonnye Dixon, who also served as the former chair of NAACP of Nashville.