African American Heritage Alliance

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This task force of CEDnet is comprised of East Tennesseans who work together to preserve the history of African Americans and their contributions to our state. Through print publications, conferences and other awareness-heightening activities, AAHA! links organizations and community members who believe that the heritage of African Americans in East Tennessee is worth saving.


The African-American Heritage Alliance (AAHA!) has grown from a small informal get-together in 2008 into a regional working body of volunteers and community members. AAHA! continues to meet monthly at the Bonner Center on the campus of Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee to discuss strategies and share information on cemeteries and other significant African American historic sites in East Tennessee.

AAHA! is currently compiling an online list of sites in Blount, Knox, Greene, Hamblen, Sevier, Jefferson, Claiborne and Campbell Counties. This information is the foundation for preservation work in the region as we continue to secure land and buildings that are in immediate danger of decay and neglect. If there’s a church, structure, site or cemetery that your community doesn’t want to be forgotten, please contact us.

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