PRESS

Sew It Sell It Summer Camp 

on News Channel 6

"Knoxville sociologist to open space designed for Black creatives, makers"

-WBIR

"I want to be a hub for Black folks in Knoxville who are moving here or who have been here for a while.  I want people to say, 'Well, have you gone to The Bottom? You should go to The Bottom because that's where you're going to get plugged into the community," Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin described as her vision for "The Bottom."  

"The Bottom: no obstacles in a former Black community"

-KNOX NEWS

"Right now, on Randolph Street near the site of a historic African American community, Dr. Enkeshi El-Amin is making a space. 

Named The Bottom, after the long-gone neighborhood, it’s “intended to be space for community building, cultural expression and creativity,” says El-Amin, a lecturer in sociology at UT."  

"Professor creates The Bottom: a community space for Knoxville’s Black community"

-WATE

"As a sociologist, Enkeshi El-Amin has researched and studied the Black experience in America, and more specifically, the Black experience in Knoxville. Through her research, she says she has found that there is a common feeling of being out of place; a feeling she says she has experienced herself."  

"Kids learn sewing and business skills through summer camp"

-WBIR

"'Sew It Sell It' participants put their new sewing and business skills to good use on Tuesday as they pitched their ideas to local professionals."  

"Sew it, Sell it camp teaching teens about business"

-WATE

"As a sociologist, Enkeshi El-Amin has researched and studied the Black experience in America, and more specifically, the Black experience in Knoxville. Through her research, she says she has found that there is a common feeling of being out of place; a feeling she says she has experienced herself."  

Stay Connected, Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

TheBottomKnox@gmail.com | © 2020 by The Bottom. 

  • Instagram