Like so many iconic spots around Nashville, the Rivergate Skate Center is located between two strip malls.
Whatever business prints 221 Rep. John Lewis Way on its business cards — now or in the future — the old Woolworth building in downtown Nashville will forever be connected to the 1960 sit-ins.
This Is Nashville producer Rose Gilbert reports from Sunday service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, a historic Black church located in Hendersonville.
You wouldn’t know by looking at it today, but Hill’s Island has an important story to tell about Nashville’s role in the trade of enslaved people.
Nearly 200 years ago, a thousand Cherokee people crossed the Cumberland River in Nashville on their way to modern-day Oklahoma. Now, very little remains of this portion of the Trail of Tears.
If you drive out to Gallatin and go down Blythe Street, you’ll come across an empty lot sandwiched between a housing development and a barbecue joint. It may not look like much, but this lot was the site of America’s oldest Black-founded fair.
“There’s kind of a legend about ginseng,” according to Ethan Swiggart, a plant scientist at Middle Tennessee State University. The legend goes something like this: Ginseng “shows itself to you.” And if you’re not ready? Then you won’t find it. I’m hoping that’s not the case today.
After emancipation, Tennessee did not make it easy for formerly enslaved people to realize their full freedoms. So, some took matters into their own hands.
On Monday, five women were honored in a ceremony at Elizabeth Park, located at the intersection of Arthur Avenue, Jane Street and 11th Avenue North, in the historically Black neighborhood of North Nashville.
The Bass Street neighborhood was first settled by some of the formerly enslaved people who had helped build Fort Negley and defend it against the Confederacy. Today, Bass Street is barely a street at all, a stretch of just a thousand feet or so.