Voices of East Tennessee: East Knoxville with Albert Nelson

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Meet Albert Nelson

Nelson works as a manager at the Community Action Committee's East Neighborhood Center, east of downtown Knoxville. 

"By doing that, I get to know a lot of people in the community. I love where I live," he says.  

Nelson has called East Knoxville home since the 1970s. He's part of a coalition working to identify community health challenges and help beautify East Knoxville, improve walkability and access to nutritious and affordable food. We meet in the heart of Five Points, a historically African American neighborhood.  

We'll hear more from Nelson in an upcoming TruckBeat story about residents' efforts to improve the health of East Knoxville communities.

Jess Mador

Jess Mador is the creator of TruckBeat for WUOT. She's an award-winning public radio and multimedia journalist who has produced stories for news organizations around the country, including Minnesota Public Radio, NPR News and PBS member stations. She has a Master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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