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The Trailblazer Award is dedicated to recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of African Americans affiliated with the University of Tennessee who are trailblazers in their disciplines or within the fields of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. 

2017–2018 Speakers



 2016–2017 Speakers



2015–2016 Speakers


Our Partners

This series is brought to you by the Commission for Blacks.

The Trailblazer Series is partnering with The Volunteer Channel to provide the series via webcast and student-led video production.


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

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