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 Tennessee Historical Commission won’t consider removing the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state capitol until early next year. But some Tennesseans weighed in with public comments at the commission’s meeting Friday.
A Nashville neighborhood is debating the practicality of a street name change that would honor a Civil Rights icon. After hearing from residents, councilmembers on Tuesday shortened the boundaries of where the name change would occur.
Some Nashville community leaders and councilmembers want to rename a street in honor of John Lewis.
Black women fought alongside white women for passage of the 19th Amendment, but their contributions have often been minimized or ignored. A historian at the Nashville Public Library sees parallels to today, as Black women continue to fight for equality.
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.