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Join us as we celebrate 85 years of cutting edge work for justice with all of the people who made it happen.

“The South’s Got Something to Say!” is from Andre 3000 of the group Outkast as a rallying call to the Hip-Hop World in 1995 during the Source Awards. 

Friday will include a Translocal Institute that will dive into how local community groups have been effective in gaining political power and ways to collectively build with participants for a larger movement to better of their lives, livelihood, and families. 

Saturday will include a Highlander History at 9am, followed by a welcome from staff. The afternoon will include breakout workshops on various topics of social justice. Following dinner on Saturday evening will be our 85th Anniversary Party with music from the Theorizt, a local hip-hop band from Knoxville. We will have vendors for Saturday lunch that will be included in registration. You will receive a ticket for  one meal. If you want more, you are welcome to pay the vendor directly. 

Sunday will include activist author discussions along with cultural performances in the morning. 

For Friday’s Translocal Institute at 10am, the fee is $85/person from a large institution, $50/person from a smaller institution, $35/individual, and $20/student. The cost for both Saturday and Sunday is a sliding scale of $85-$385, $50 for Saturday and $35 for Sunday.

Those who pre-register and pay for the whole weekend before September 15th will receive a commemorative 85th Anniversary Shirt. (Of course, we also are accepting donations to support the work of Highlander!)

We’re providing childcare for ages 5-12 is being provided from 9am-4pm on Friday, 9am-5pm on Saturday, and 9am-12pm on Sunday.

Camping is available at $15 per person at night. There are opportunities for volunteers who will have their registration fees waived.

If you’ve been to a recent Homecoming, you know it has become the place to be in September. We’ll see you there!

Local Hotel Rooms. Just ask for the Highlander Homecoming rate

Hampton Inn Suites @ Stadium Drive 105 Stadium Drive, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 465-0590  Kings $139
La Quinta Inn 2428 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 933-3339  $84
Holiday Inn 3526 Outdoor World Dr. Kodak, TN 37764 (865)933-0087  $139
Days Inn 3402 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 465-9840  $54.99
Fairfield Inn 3620 Outdoor Sportsman Pl, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 933-3033 $139
America’s Best 184 E Dumplin Valley, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 933-2200 10 $69


Highlander Research and Education Center
1959 Highlander Way
New Market, TN 37820

For more info, contact Andre Canty at 865-360-7321 or