The women who fought for the right to vote in Tennessee, more than 100 years ago, often had to face down social and family disapproval. One of those women, Frances Davis, marched in a suffrage parade a few years before the historic vote that ratified the 19th Amendment. The march was most likely in 1916, […]
A fiery leader and mentor within the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and across the nation has died. Rev. C.T. Vivian passed away Friday morning in Atlanta at age 95, according to the Associated Press.
Tennessee officials are expected to take the first step toward removing the bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from inside the Capitol. Gov. Bill Lee says he will convene the State Capitol Commission to meet and vote next week.
A new Civil War monument planned for the square in downtown Franklin has reached full funding after a $50,000 donation from the Heller Family Foundation.
The bronze statue will honor the U.S. Colored Troops who fought for the freedom of Black people during the Civil War. It will stand across from a 37-foot-tall Confederate soldier monument, which was erected in 1899.
One of Nashville’s most well-known historians, and a longtime administrator at Fisk University, has died at age 72.
Justin Minor had just finished high school when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The next year, in 1942, he was drafted. And his next three years would take him to two of the major theaters of World War II, including the now-famous Battle of the Bulge.
Even before the outbreak, the 2020 census was going to look a bit different this year: It’s the first time people could respond online in census history. Then, the pandemic forced the decennial population count to pivot even more.
Nashville’s newest green space is aiming to preserve history in a neighborhood facing displacement.
Nashville’s historical commission unveiled a marker celebrating the late civil rights activist, Alfred Z. Kelley, on Tuesday. The plaque, erected at an…
Fisk University is looking to reclaim its status as a thought leader in race relations in America. It plans to resurrect a defunct but venerable racial…