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Emancipation Proclamation: Viewing & Reception
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Due to an overwhelming response, we have already hit capacity for this event. However, we are starting a wait list for this event. If you would like to be added to the wait list for this event please email Susannah.Berry@tn.gov. - we will do our best to accomodate all interested parties.
Join us for a unique occassion at the Tennessee State Museum. We will celebrate the milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation (150 years) and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (50 years). For a brief period, the Tennessee State Museum is hosting a replica of the Emancipation Proclamation and the original 13th Amendment.
We will gather at the State Museum to learn from historian Linda Wynn, hear accounts of THRC history, view historical documents from both and connect with civil rights leaders.
For information related to parking, please visit: http://www.tnmuseum.org/Visitors/Parking_Directions/
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Tennessee Human Rights Commission
The Commission is an independent state agency responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act & the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accomodation on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, disability, familial status (housing only) and age (40 and over in employment only). The Commission also coordinates the state's compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination by state agencies receiving federal financial assistance.
Our mission is to safeguard individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education.