The Blount County Literacy Council announced its Sequoyah Society donation program designed to better recognize the generosity of its many supporters. Donors of $500 will be honored as Sequoyah Gold Members, $300 donors will be Silver Members, and $100 donors will be designated as Bronze Members. Appreciation will include a newspaper announcement, newsletter inclusion, and a plaque for display for Gold and Silver Members and certificates for Bronze Members.
Raised in the old Cherokee ways by an Indian mother of the Paint clan and an English fur-trading father, Sequoyah is credited by historians as the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary which he started work on in 1809. His single-handed achievement marks the only known instance of an individual creating a totally new system of writing. Today, his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of his beloved Cherokee people.
The Blount County Literacy Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as an advocate for adult literacy by partnering with adult education programs and staff, promoting community involvement, and providing assistance with funding. If you would like additional information, please contact Bill Beaty at 865-740-5180.