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  • This 52 page, self-published book is a highlight & synthesis of our four year documentation of the 8th of August Emancipation celebrations in three East Tennessee communities; Greeneville, Newport & Knoxville. This paperback publication contains modern documentary photographs by Holly Rainey, married with historic images, newspaper articles and narrative histories by William Isom II. The 8th of August is great starting point for anyone interested in Appalachia's Freedom Day and the impact it continues to have in the region.

    8th of August: Emancipation Day Book

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