Hamblen County, TN

From 1881 to 1994, Morristown, Tennessee enjoyed presence of Morristown Normal and Industrial College, a historically Black college created to serve the educational needs of the area’s African-American residents. Built on the grounds of the old slave market, the college is now closed and the physical buildings have been mostly razed. Despite is, there is a strong narrative and huge body of historic materials associated with this late learning institution still available. East Tennessee PBS is currently engaged in the production of documentary film, “Morristown College: A School for Freedom”. A strong component of this process is the the digitization of available materials from those facility and alumni still active in this ongoing story.
For more information, see Reunion of the Ages