2011 Rothrock Lecture

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The ETLA Board is pleased to present the 2011 Rothrock Speakers, Felicia Felder-Hoehne, a research librarian at the University of Tennessee, and her sister, Dr. Barbara Lynne Ivey Yarn, MD, a renowned anesthesiologist, former scientific researcher in mammalian genetics at ORNL, and pain management specialist. They will discuss their early experiences with libraries, their education in the segregated schools of Knoxville, their careers, and the changes they’ve witnessed. The lecture will explain some of the motivation the sisters received from their elders and outstanding teachers, the parental guidance so critical to their philosophy of service, the duties and rewards of civic involvement instilled in them by the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement, and their desire to help others—to give something back to their communities.

This lecture will be of interest to those seeking a better understanding of Knoxville African American history and will introduce useful resources to those researching the Knoxville African American community.

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