Knoxville historian Jack Neely and local storyteller Laura Still invite you to listen in as they discuss creating A Fair Shake: The Leaders of the Fight for Women’s Rights in Knoxville, written by Laura with contributions by Jack, and published by the Knoxville History Project. Topics include the process of collaboration, the challenges of research, the appeal of local history and its connection to national and world events. All politics are local, history more so.

Laura Still, a native of East Tennessee, is a published poet and playwright as well as storyteller and guide for Knoxville Walking Tours. Her latest tour, Misbehaving Women, highlights the Knoxville suffragists and other women who worked for gender equality and education, including the dramatic deciding vote in Tennessee.

Jack Neely, longtime journalist and executive director of the Knoxville History Project, 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).

  • A Conversation with Jack Neely and Laura Still
    January 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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