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African American Heritage Society of Williamson County will Turn Historic Home into Black History Center

FRANKLIN, Tennessee (TN Tribune)—Tennessee State Historian Dr. Carroll Van West, leaders of the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County and other community partners in historic preservation announced details of a campaign to acquire and […]

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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 […]