Exhibit and Speaker at the Funk Heritage Center

From Reinhardt’s Office of Communications:

The Funk Heritage Center will mark its 20th anniversary tomorrow, Nov. 21, with a special speaker and the opening of its newest exhibit, “Resistance & Resilience: The Cherokee Trail of Tears.”

Speakers will include Troy Wayne Poteete, national president of the Trail of Tears Association and former Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice, as well as Cherokee elder and Georgia chapter TOTA President Tony Harris. Special guests include Melanie Fourkiller and Paisley Fourkiller, descendants of the Fourkiller family who once lived near what is now the Reinhardt University campus, on Shoal Creek, next door to the Reinhardt family. The Fourkillers were forcibly removed from the area on the Trail of Tears in 1838, and this will mark their first return to their ancestral homestead.

The event begins at 2 p.m. It is free but seating is limited.

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