Hall Community Center
Backstory and Context
The foundation of the Alcoa community was created during a time of racial discrimination and tension. African American and hispanic laborers were brought to Alcoa to work in the factories as it was believed that minorities were better at withstanding more extreme and hot temperatures than whites. Due to this, large amounts of African Americans lived in Alcoa and had their own community. This would create the Hall community in Alcoa, which separated the whites in Alcoa from the African Americans. After years of segregation, the African American community would be liberated from segregation and be able to go where only whites could originally go. This would be commemorated in the Hall Community center.
Duggan, David R.. Williams, George. Alcoa, Images of America. Alcoa, Tennessee. Arcadia Publishing, 2011.