A new agreement will make it easier for the Nashville Community Bail Fund to get people out of jail. Earlier this year, the nonprofit sued Davidson County’s criminal court clerk, with help from the ACLU.
After two years of paperwork and phone calls and visits to countless government buildings, Milton Thomas was about ready to give up. But outside the Davidson County Election Commission Monday, Thomas was all smiles. A local nonprofit had paid off his court debt, just in time for the deadline to register to vote.
Despite Howard Gentry’s prominent roles, he’s experienced racism that no amount of money or fame could help a black person escape. In this installment of our series Breaking Points, he says the current Black Lives Matter movement reminds him of a movement he witnessed up close decades earlier.
For the first time, Tennessee’s State Capitol Commission is likely to vote for the removal of the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest. The monument to the Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan grand wizard has been inside the building since 1978.