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I Remember Ernest McKinney Day

Historic Jonesborough
Event organized by Historic Jonesborough

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Join us in honoring a man who is responsible for uniting and serving the people of Jonesborough and Washington County regardless of race, ethnic background or color, and in establishing a foundation of love. A man who set an example for tolerance and understanding that has been and continues to be an outstanding characteristic of the people of Jonesborough, a small town that beginning with the election of Ernest McKinney in 1968, has had an African-American serving on the Town Board continuously for 40 years. This is Ernest L. McKinney, a man that touched lives in a positive way and set out to serve and are not to be served.

If you knew Ernest McKinney come share a story about him at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School on Wednesday, April 4, between 1-6PM. Staff will be on-hand to record these stories and will later be transcribed and archived so future generations can know the impact Ernest McKinney left on our community.

For more information, please call 423.753.1030.