Corryton is a small unincorporated community in northeastern Knox County, Tennessee, United States, about 15 miles north of Knoxville. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Corryton is situated near two mountains, House Mountain (the highest point in Knox County) and Clinch Mountain. It includes a grade school, a public library, community center, and several churches including Little Flat Creek Baptist Church (founded in 1797, making it the first Baptist church organized in Knox County), Corryton Church (formerly Corryton Baptist) and Rutherford Memorial United Methodist. Gibbs High School in Corryton has several famous alumni, including country musicians Kenny Chesney, Con Hunley, Phil Leadbetter, and Ashley Monroe. On April 25, 1983, Thomas Knauff set an FAI world record flying a glider on an out-and-return course of 1646.68 km (1023 miles), releasing from tow over Williamsport Regional Airport in Pennsylvania, flying south along the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians to take a turn-point photograph of the Little Flat Creek Church in Corryton, then returning for a landing after a 10 hour flight. The photographs were published in National Geographic Magazine. This world record stood until 2003 when it was broken in Argentina, but still stands as a U.S. national record.

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A civil right is an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury. Examples of civil rights are freedom of speech, press, and assembly; the right to vote; freedom from involuntary servitude; and the right to equality in public places. Discrimination occurs when the civil rights of an individual are denied or interfered with because of their membership in a particular group or class. Statutes have been enacted to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, age, previous condition of servitude, physical limitation, national origin, and in some instances sexual preference. Civil rights attorneys handle cases involving the rights of individuals to be free from unequal treatment (or discrimination) based on legally-protected characteristics such as race, gender, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and religion. Civil rights cases can arise in a number of settings -- including employment, housing, lending, and education.

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