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May Updates: UNESCO, Interviews, and Nashville Scene Profile

May. 22, 2019—May has been a wonderful month for FNDP and Fort Negley. On May 2, the Nashville Scene published a profile on the Descendants Project, featuring Angela, Juliet, Destiny, and Gary Burke.                 On May 4, Juliet, Angela, and Destiny interviewed four descendants of James Harding Sr., builder at Fort...

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April Updates

May. 2, 2019—April was a busy month for us. On April 11, Angela and Juliet interviewed Mr. Bill Radcliffe, longtime (maybe longest!) advocate for Fort Negley and its connections to Black history, surrounded by Shayne Davidson’s Seventeen Men portraits (see below). Originally from Detroit and a member of the 54th Massachusetts USCT Reenactors Group (of Glory fame), Radcliffe...

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FNDP and AAHGS, March 2019

Mar. 7, 2019—This past week, we’ve had two collaborations with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Nashville Chapter. Both were a blast! First, last Saturday we presented the FNDP at AAHGS monthly meeting which was held at Fort Negley Visitor’s Center auditorium. It was in that very room last April when we first met Taneya Koonce...

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Walking Tour, February Updates

Feb. 24, 2019—This semester, we’ve been working with wonderful new collaborators. Currently, we are testing a Fort Negley historic walking tour in partnership with Dr. Mary Ellen Pethel and Nashville Sites, a Metro Historical Commission Foundation (MHCF)-funded historic walking tour nonprofit. Our tour centers on the African American history of Fort Negley and features excerpts from our...

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Fall 2018 Updates

Nov. 5, 2018—This semester, we said goodbye to Emma Furman, Kelsey Norris, and Kristina Lee who have left Vanderbilt for new adventures. In September, Oxford American published Kelsey’s brilliant essay on the Fort Negley Descendants Project. Click Here to read it. We have also been fortunate enough to receive a Catalyst Creativity Grant from the Curb Center at Vanderbilt,...

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