From Nashville's earliest days as a pioneer town in
Middle Tennessee, the black population has provided a
valuable contribution to Nashville's growth and development as a premier Southern city. Possessing a
heritage rooted in slavery, emancipation, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights-era reforms, the black community has persevered through their determination, spiritual strength, and the unique leadership fostered by the visionary city they call home.
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