CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. On Monday, Feb. 22, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee will host a program celebrating Black History Month. This year’s theme, Black Economic Empowerment, recounts how African-Americans pushed against the odds to become landowners, skilled workers, business owners and professionals. The guest speaker for the program will be Darrell S. Freeman, Sr., a native Chattanoogan and chairman of Zycron Inc., an information technology services and solutions firm he founded in 1991.

Who: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

What: Black history month program with guest speaker Darrell S. Freeman, Sr., Chairman, Zycron Inc. and the BlueCross Choir

When: Monday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: BlueCross Corporate Campus, 1 Cameron Hill Circle

Why: To honor black economic empowerment in the face of adversity.

About BlueCross

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at