“I Read It in the Newspaper: Civil War Knoxville” A Brown Bag Lecture by Robert Booker

Knoxville, Tenn.–— Author, popular newspaper columnist, researcher, and historian Bob Booker will share his insights into the everyday challenges faced by Knoxville citizens as they struggled through the devastation of war. The information is gathered as part of a larger project in which Mr. Booker has spent hundreds of hours reading old newspapers to extract information on a variety of Knoxville topics. “Learning about the everyday challenges and activities of people from all walks of life gives texture to history. This is especially true of the Civil War. Newspapers are rich with this information,” explains Mr. Booker.

The ETHS Brown Bag Lecture Series is sponsored by 21st Mortgage Corporation. The program is free and open to the public and will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call or visit the website at http://www.EastTNHistory.org.