One Nashville bank, however, has a storied history that’s cherished across North Nashville. Nestled near Meharry Medical College, and a stone’s throw from Fisk University and Tennessee State University, is the storied Citizens Savings Bank and Trust.
Architect Alan Hayes was driving home from his Brentwood office when he noticed something lighting up the downtown skyline. “It was probably the fall, and the daylight saving time had happened, and all you see is this bright flashing … lights that look like movement on the skyline. It’s the only thing out there. Everything […]
To combat our feelings of isolation and everyday repetitiveness, Curious Nashville is bringing back four short stories that deliver surprises about things we might otherwise overlook.
Nashville artist Wayne Brezinka has a long track record of making portraits and art for magazine covers, often summing up a lifetime or a complex idea in one, detailed image. He’s making a portrait of this year using contributions from the community, and his work suggests the more accurate picture of 2020 is centuries old: the Biblical character of Job.
Once protests against police brutality and systemic racism started this summer, Black Nashville native and WPLN’s Metro reporter Ambriehl Crutchfield decided to pass the mic to other residents to hear their stories about white supremacy and resistance.
There was a day when Curious Nashville listener Kymberly Horth voted at Belle Meade City Hall and then drove through Berry Hill. It made her wonder about those places, and how they relate to Davidson County: Why do Berry Hill and Belle Meade have their own police departments? Are there any other special services these […]
The looming demolition of a history-laden home on the Fisk University campus triggered surprise and a petition over the weekend.
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.
The storms damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses throughout Middle Tennessee. And historic buildings will require extra care.
Listen / Two historical markers now stand where lynchings took place in downtown Nashville during the 1800s. They’re the first such markers in the city. They were unveiled as a part of Juneteenth, which commemorates the abolition of slavery.