Freedom Train

The Dobyns-Bennett marching band waits to play at a Freedom Train event. The Freedom Train carried artifacts of American history, including original versions of the United States Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and The Bill of Rights. From 1947-1949 The Freedom Train toured all 48 states with the goal of “reawakening Americans to…the principles of liberty.” It stopped in Kingsport on October 1st, 1948.

Photographer: Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Date Taken: October 1, 1948


ID#: 0960-48


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