Dr. Daniel Feller will deliver a lecture at the East Tennessee History Center on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM.
Andrew Jackson’s infamous Indian removal policy, which led to the Cherokee Trail of Tears, has become the single greatest stain on his reputation. What really happened and why, and how much was Jackson to blame? Dan Feller, Professor of History and Editor/Director of The Papers of Andrew Jackson at the University of Tennessee, will explore the events and assess Jackson’s responsibility for them.
Traveling exhibit panels from Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will accompany the lecture as part of the presidential home’s Andrew Jackson 250th birthday commemoration programming. Created by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the panel exhibition is on view at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville, August 4-20.
Representatives from the Hermitage, along with Dr. Dan Feller, will host a booth in Krutch Park at the East Tennessee History Fair, August 19, where they will be available to visit with the public.
The lecture is sponsored by the Hermitage with ETHS as the local host, and is one of a series of programs to be presented by Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage across the state to commemorate Jackson’s 250th birthday.
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