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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Fort Negley in Nashville was built by 2,768 enslaved and free Black men and women during the Civil War. Enslaved people were promised freedom if they worked for the Union Army. Please […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Dr. Jack Macon was an enslaved man who practiced medicine in Maury, Bedford, Giles, Hickman, Williamson and Lincoln counties in the early 1800s. He was considered a “healer of remarkable talents” and […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Daniel Brown was the first African American mayor of Knoxville. He served as acting mayor from January 2011 to December 2011. He also served on the city council from December 2009 to […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Robert Churchill in 1950 became the first African American journalist on the Nashville Banner. He graduated from Fisk University in 1949 and also was the first African American journalist hired in the […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–The Black History month colors are Red, which represents the blood that unites, Black for the people and Green for the land. Please make a donation to support the Black press and […]

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First Woman on the Roll of Union Bethel AME Church, Bought Freedom for Herself and Other Slaves

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In her early years, Alethia Browning Tanner sold vegetables in a produce stall near President’s Square – now known as Lafayette Square – in what […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Alfred Jackson was an enslaved person living at Hermitage under President Andrew Jackson. When a white visitor commented that he had a good life, Alfred Jackson responded, “How would you like to […]

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Author Zora Neal Hurston lived with her brother Robert Hurston, a student at Meharry Medical College, in 1912 on Lafayette Street in Nashville. Please make a donation to support the Black press […]