True Blue Pioneers: First African American Athletes Honored

February 14, 2020, Michael Linn White, Murfreesboro City TV MTSU’s first African American Athletes were honored at a special event on campus. These trailblazing former students discussed what it was like to be a minority in the 1960’s and how their time at MTSU impacted not only them, but the…

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La Vergne School (Black), 1877-1884

LA VERGNE SCHOOL BLACK 1920’s-l952 was on a dirt lane which ran south of La Vergne and was between and parallel to the present Buster Mason and Waldron Roads. The lane is no longer there. The school was a one-room weatherboarded building. Grades taught were one through eight. Teachers were…

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Holloway High School Marking

August 24, Holloway High School, Murfreesboro, TN Saturday saw a crowd of more than 200 celebrate the old Holloway High School. Holloway High School, aka, ‘The School on the Hill’, was so much more than a school. Holloway was a place of empowerment for the African American community.

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Happy Hill Remembered

Wendi Watts, the Daily News Journal, February 22, 1995 Black education changed through the years in Rutherford County Black Education in Rutherford County has gone through a lot of changes in the past 50 years. In the 1930s and 1940s, Thelma Marie Turrentine Marshall went to class in a one-room…

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Sand Hill School (Black) 1920s-1952

SAND HILL SCHOOL BLACK 1920’s-1952 was to the north off Sand Hill Road. There was no road to the school itself. Presently there is a dead end road to the site. The schoolhouse was a one-room frame building. Among the teachers were Willie Alexander, Josephine Pruett, Rev. A.M. Hampton, Louise…

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Bradley Museum celebrates 100th year with Willie McGowan Banquet

March 12, 2018, WGNS Radio Willie McGowan will be remembered at a banquet in his honor, Saturday,March 24, 2018, as supporters of Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center celebrate 100 years of African-American education. The Willie McGowan Banquet will be held at the museum, 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro,…

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Celebration of the Community Once Known as ‘Cemetery’

Saturday, February 18, 2018 The 3rd annual tour of the community once known as ‘Cemetery’ was an unqualified success.  Two motor coaches loaded to local history supporters visited the historic Stones River United Methodist Church and Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church.  We enjoyed history, entertainment, education and fellowship.

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