The Melungeons: Sons and Daughters of the Legend
Presented by Wayne Winkler
September 17, 2018, 7 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Southern Appalachian Studies Series
Presented by Wayne Winkler, author of Walking Toward the Sunset: The Melungeons of Appalachia. Winkler, director of public radio station WETS-FM, will present an overview of the Melungeons, a mixed ethnic group first documented in the Clinch River region of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia in the early 19th century. The mystery of their origin led to numerous legends, while speculation about their racial background led to social and legal discrimination.
Free and open to the public, this program is sponsored by Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the website at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.