The History Department at East Tennessee State University with support from the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, invites alumni, students, and community members to a performance of 2013 graduate Anne G’Fellers-Mason’s play “Things Are Changing’: A One-Act Historical Play about Gender, Race, and Education.” Set in late nineteenth-century Jonesborough, Tennessee, and based on newspapers and primary documents of the era, the play conveys the real-life controversy that arose over Yardley Warner”s Freedmen”s Normal School, known as the Warner Institute. Despite strong criticism from the editorial staff of The Jonesboro Journal, Julia Bullard Nelson, a spirited, young schoolteacher for Warner Institute, and Yardley Warner, founder and principle of the institute, online casino remained steadfast in their challenge against long-held stereotypes about gender, race, and education in late nineteenth-century America.
The performance will be held in 118 Rogers-Stout Hall at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 14. A question-and-answer session and a reception with light refreshments will follow the production. This event is free and open to the public, but anyone wishing to attend should contact the History Department at (423) 439-4222 or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that seats remain available. To view the flyer, please click here.