Beck Cultural Exchange Center


in Knoxville

This center preserves and shares the history of African Americans in Knoxville. Key exhibits highlight urban renewal in the city and trace the interesting life of Knoxville local William H Hastie, who became the first African American federal judge. You'll also find a few artifacts from Africa and some connected to the Jim Crow era.

The house was once owned by Knoxville couple James and Ethel Beck, leaders in the local black community.