It is my privilege to tell you that the legendary John Seigenthaler will be joining us Oct. 1 at our Jackson Day Dinner in Nashville at the Bicentennial Mall.
As you may have heard, the Tennessee Democratic Party is paying tribute to Governor Ned Ray McWherter at this year’s Jackson Day Dinner. Gov. McWherter was a determined and dedicated Democratic leader who went to work for Tennesseans, expanding opportunity through investments in schools, health care and jobs.
Seigenthaler was a personal friend of the governor and we are thrilled to have him speak during our Jackson Day tribute to Ned McWherter.
In his lifetime of progressive work, Seigenthaler has served as an assistant to Robert F. Kennedy, aided the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, Ala. and was the longtime editor of The Tennessean until his retirement in 1991. That same year, he founded the First Amendment Center with the mission of creating national discussion, dialogue and debate about First Amendment rights and values.
Like McWherter, John Seigenthaler is a true Tennessee treasure.
Our Jackson Day Dinner is a celebration of who we are as Democrats—especially this year as we salute one of our state’s greatest home-grown Democrats, Ned McWherter. As a valuable part of the Tennessee Democratic Party, we hope you can attend.
Chairman, Tennessee Democratic Party