Kingsport Community History Project

In partnership with the Kingsport City Archives & the Friends of the Kingsport Archives, The Kingsport Community History Project's goal is to work with the Black communities of Sullivan & Hawkins Counties of Tennessee and Scott County, Virginia to fully document and make accessible the community's history.
Much of the material collected comes from residents and churches through Community History Days hosted at V.O. Dobbins Community Center. We're also building a collection of oral histories from participants. (see below)
This project began in November 2018 and will continue into the future with ongoing scan & interview days.
If interested in providing materials or volunteering, our Facebook page is the best place stay informed of upcoming events
Oral Histories

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