"Things Are Changing" at ETSU November 14

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 historyofu@etsu.edu to ensure that seats remain available.  To view the flyer, please click here.

Things Are Changing