Nashville, Tennessee

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Arcadia Publishing, 2000 - History - 128 pages
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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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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Arts Culture and Recreation
33
Public and Social Services
67
Religion and Rituals
81
Politics and Protests
111
Bibliography
128
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About the author (2000)

In Nashville, Tennessee, author, professor, and historian Tommie Morton-Young has compiled a historical celebration that touches upon the different elements of everyday life in the city's African-American community. Whether a native or a newcomer to country music's capital city, readers will find this unique volume a wonderful visual history of Nashville's black experience.

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