About Us

The Beck Cultural Exchange Center

The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, named in honor of James G. & Ethel B. Beck, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1975 as a result of Knoxville's Urban Renewal projects. The projects relocated and displaced many black families, churches and businesses. Absent of the establishment of Beck, these places and the people may never have existed. Beck is the storehouse of African American history and culture and is designated by the state as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee.

Beck Cultural Exchange Center, Archives
1927 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915
Janine Winfree, Archivist
Phone — 865 524-8461
Emailbeckarchivist@beckcenter.net