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Christian Leadership Conference to be discussed

The Heritage Alliance will host Dr. Thomas R. Peake at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, as he presents “The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Then and Now: the Origins of SCLC and Reflections on its Role Today.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Peake is a native of Norton, Va. He studied at King College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He taught at King College in Bristol for over 35 years and is now Professor Emeritus of History.

This will be the first of two conversations hosted by the Heritage Alliance in February. The next one, “Region, Race, and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28.

For more information, call the Heritage Alliance at 753-9580 or or visit