Civil Rights veteran Dr. Allen Cason sits down with poet Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay to detail his firsthand account of the Montgomery riot that shifted the course of a movement, how his willingness to risk everything for the cause of integration cost Allen years of his life, and how sometimes the work of serving your community means concealing what you’ve sacrificed
The pandemic is the latest reason the long-awaited National Museum of African American Music is delaying its opening in downtown Nashville. But in the meantime, the museum has been working on a shareable curriculum that is suddenly arriving at just the right time.
Nashville is filled with Black history — but in some of the city’s most prominent places, physical reminders are missing.
For many white people, the idea of slavery seems distant. But for African Americans, like Tennessee State University history professor Learotha Williams Jr., it’s much closer. “I’ve always been cognizant of the fact that slavery is only about two grandmas away from me,” Williams says.
One of Nashville’s most well-known historians, and a longtime administrator at Fisk University, has died at age 72.
For many, Nashville’s newest historical marker is long overdue. About two blocks west of City Hall, the sign describes the Nashville Slave Market as a…