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Friday, May 6, 2016

Great Golden Gathering Banquet DVD's Now Available!

It was the highlight of the biggest reunion of African-American alumni in all of Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Last year, alumni from 15 former African-American high schools from Big Stone Gap and 

Appalachia, down to Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City and Greeneville, on up to Rogersville, then down to Morristown, Newport and Jefferson City and reaching Knoxville.... all got together and celebrated their combined legacies at the first Great Golden Gathering 2015.

Now you can have a souvenir of the banquet that celebrated the good times the schools had back in the day.  The banquet, held on August 29, 2015, had songs, laughter, friendly school rivalries, a special message from Rev. Jesse Jackson, and a moving speech by Tennessee NAACP president Gloria Sweet-Love.

The DVD's are $15.00 apiece and is a must for folks' history collections.  

To get one, or reserve a copy, please see Andra Watterson with the Sons and Daughters of Douglass Alumni Association, or any alumni member with any of the 15 alumni associations representing the schools:

Bland (Appalachia-Central), Big Stone Gap

Arty-Lee High School 
Douglass, Bristol VA
Slater, Bristol TN
Douglas, Elizabethton
Langston, Johnson City
Douglass, Kingsport
Swift, Rogersville
George Clem, Greeneville
Morristown West (Morristown College), Morristown
Tanner, Newport 
Nelson Merry, Jefferson City 
Austin, Knoxville

(Arty-Lee, George Clem, Morristown, Tanner, Nelson Merry, and Austin alumni, please contact Calvin Sneed,