Our meeting this month will feature Rev. Renee Kesler of the Beck Cultural Center. Beck has a history of outstanding executives from Knoxville Civil Rights Leader, Robert J. Booker to Avon W. Rollins, Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Since 1975 Beck has remained committed to African American History & Culture. Rev. Reneé Kesler is the current President of Beck, and she recognizes that she stands on the shoulders of giants. Kesler is dedicated to honoring the heritage of our ancestors, and the legacy of the great Executives of Beck.
Come out and learn more about this Knoxville gem of culture and history. The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, named in honor of James G. & Ethel B. Beck, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1975 as a result of Knoxville’s Urban Renewal projects. The projects relocated and displaced many black families, churches, and businesses. Absent of the establishment of Beck, these places and the people may never have existed. Beck is the storehouse of African American history and culture and is designated by the state as a primary repository of Black history and culture in East Tennessee.
Please register to attend as space is limited and we need an accurate headcount for breakfast.