Upcoming Event

2022 Black History program

This year, East Tennessee Freedom School and the Knoxville Chapter of Jack and Jill of American, Inc., are excited announce our hybrid event, “Power in our Voices” on Saturday, February 26, 2022. The event will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Public Works Service Center. If you have a scholar that would be interested in performing for our Black History Program, please contact Denise Dean at, by Monday, January 25, 2022.

2022 Ann Owen Gordon TeEn Oratorical Competition

Past Events

2021 Programming

2021 Ann Owen Gordon Teen Oratorical Competition

On January 17, 2021, the Knoxville Chapter hosted the Annual Ann Owen Gordon Teen Oratorical Contest. This event was hosted as our first all virtual event. In conjunction with the event we hosted both a virtual workshop and virtual nursing home visit. Winners for the 2021 contest are as follows:

Division 1 Winner: Delaney Jackson

Division 2 Winner: Ayanna Albright

Chapter TNT Workshop

2020 Programming

On December 17, 2020, the Knoxville Chapter had an early Kwanza celebratoin in a very special and unique way. The Knoxville Chapter centered around one of the Kwanza principles, Ujima – which means collective work and responsibility. This event served 31 underserved Knoxville families with fresh fruits and vegetables for the holiday season.

On Saturday, Ocotber 17, the Knoxville Chapter had a combined activity with the age groups and came together for an event that was entitled “Fishing for Us: A Celebration of African Americans and the Great Outdoors: Fishing 101 and Driviing Tour.”

On October 19, 2020, the Knoxville Chapter presented schools supplies to Maynard Elementary School. These supplies were gathered and collected by the chapter children and hand delivered to Principal Dexter Murphy.

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Knoxville Chapter celebrated Jack and Jill Family/Carole Roberston Day with a virtual celebration called the “Art of Family.” Each family was given an opportunity to create an an expression of art that physically represented their “family.”

March for Babies – Metro Knox 2020
Ann Gordon Owen Oratorical Contest – MLK Youth Symposium – Austin East High School, January 19, 2020
Kwanzaa Celebration 2019 – Phyllis Wheatley Center – YWCA Knoxville, December 7, 2019
Carole Robertson/Jack and Jill Day 2019 – Overcoming Believers Church, September 15, 2019