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Free Screening Series: TAMIS Presents

TAMIS Presents: Beauford Delaney + Knoxville's Red Summer

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The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) is proud to partner with Black in Appalachia to present a free screening of two short documentaries focused on Knoxville’s African American history.

The new short film Beauford Delaney tells the story of the Knoxville-born artist who became one of the world’s most influential abstract expressionists. Knoxville’s Red Summer: the Riot of 1919 explores the civic unrest that took place in Knoxville following the near lynching of Maurice Mays. Both films include historic archival footage that was recently preserved in a partnership between TAMIS and East Tennessee PBS.

Each film is about half an hour in length, and East Tennessee PBS filmmaker and Black in Appalachia Director William Isom will introduce them.

As with all TAMIS Presents events, this screening is free and open to the public.

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