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McKinney Center honors 80th anniversary of Booker T. Washington School

Contributed • Updated Mar 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM

The McKinney Center recently announced that a free African dance workshop will be held Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The two-hour workshop will allow students to learn a new dance and about the culture from which it was born. The free, all-ages course will be a general African dance class that encompasses many different styles. 

The workshop will be led by area expert, Doris Owah, an East Tennessee State University student who works with the ETSU group “Shades of Africa” and is Ms. Shades 2019.

The event is a part of a series through October to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Booker T. Washington School through cultural and historical black and African American events.

The McKinney Center is hosted in what once was the Booker T. Washington School, which served as Washington County’s black school from 1940 until integration.

For more information on this event and others at the center, contact [email protected] or call 423-753-0562.  

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