Tennessee Recalls Emancipation, Segregation On Aug. 8, 1863, Tennessee's "military" Gov. Andrew Johnson freed his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, it was the only day blacks in Knoxville were allowed to visit Chilhowee Park. The day remains a reminder of segregation.
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Tennessee Recalls Emancipation, Segregation

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Tennessee Recalls Emancipation, Segregation

Tennessee Recalls Emancipation, Segregation

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On Aug. 8, 1863, Tennessee's "military" Gov. Andrew Johnson freed his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, it was the only day blacks in Knoxville were allowed to visit Chilhowee Park. The day remains a reminder of segregation.

Matt Shafer Powell reports from member station WUOT in Knoxville, Tenn.