Listen / Plantations across the South offer tours telling stories about the white families who lived there, but the stories of enslaved African Americans on those lands are often either absent or barely researched. Now, one woman at a historic plantation in Nashville is using her position to uncover and share the experience of slavery.
Plantations across the South offer tours telling stories about the white families who lived there, but the stories of enslaved African Americans on…
If there’s an unexpected place to find a courtyard garden in Nashville, it’s along First Avenue in downtown. Despite the riverfront access, this is a gritty street with the sensibility of an alley — where businesses have packages delivered and where a row of touristy bars keep their smelly trash cans. No one really spends […]
Listen / Franklin is known for expensive homes and its Civil War history — like the historic Carter House, a major tourist attraction where the Battle of Franklin was fought. But right down the street lies the birthplace of the city’s African-American heritage. And as home prices skyrocket in Williamson County, this once-prominent African-American neighborhood […]
Listen / The owner of Nashville’s Downtown Antique Mall knew this day was coming. The century-old warehouse full of quirky antiques is closing Friday after operating for three decades. The mall’s vendors say the reasons for the closure are indicative of the threat to small businesses downtown.