Looking Back: Allen Chapel Church still strong

August 30, 2009, Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post Allen Chapel is named in honor of Richard Allen, the founding father of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Murfreesboro’s oldest black congregation was established by newly freed men and freed women in 1866 in the early months of Reconstruction. The beginnings of…

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Rosenwald Schools

October 16, 2008 Rosenwald Schools “Between 1912 and 1932, the Rosenwald school building program constructed over five thousand new learning environments for African American school children in fifteen southern states, including fourteen in Rutherford County.  The program was funded by Sears, Roebuck and Company president Julius Rosenwald and Booker T.…

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The untold story of Sgt. William Holland

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, February 18, 2007 Ever visit Hazen’s Monument at Stones River National Battlefield? In case you didn’t know, it is the oldest intact Civil War monument in the nation. Located off the Old Nashville Pike adjacent to the CSX Railroad line, it is a couple of…

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