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Naming of the Lawrence D. Bromley Training Center 

On Tuesday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m., please join the University of Tennessee Martin for the Lawrence D. Bromley Training Center Naming Ceremony at 100 Main Street, Martin, TN.  

The Naming Ceremony is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. 

The training center focuses on reducing violence in local communities and is named in memory of Dallas, TX, Police Department Senior Corporal Lawrence David Bromley, a 1981 UT Martin Criminal Justice alumnus and native of Howenwald, TN, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 11, 1991, during an undercover drug enforcement operation while purchasing narcotics from an armed suspect. 
Commentary: Ignorance is bliss for those who can't acknowledge roots of racism
MAY 12, 2022 7:00 AM
 NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 17: The new book by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” is displayed at a New York City bookstore on November 17, 2021 in New York City. First published in The New York Times Magazine, “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story” was written to center the effects of slavery and the achievements of Black people in the history of the United States. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Tennessee Lookout - Tennessee has recently been engaging in a crusade against so-called “critical race theory” in primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. 

This follows a national trend. A recent study published by PEN America found that 1,586 books were banned from July 31, 2021, to March 31 of this year. This follows the trend we’ve been seeing of so-called anti ‘woke’ education legislation, most of which has been taking place on the state and local level. 

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