Rocky Fork School (black), 1878-1945

ROCKY FORK SCHOOL BLACK 1878-1945 was on the present Del Thomas Road. The school was on the first hill to the south after the bridge. On August 26, 1878, J.T. Neal and wife sold land to colored Trustees Claiborne Coleman, Gene Sneed, Percy Davis, Allen Ridley, and William Paschal for…

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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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Rucker Hill Elementary School (Black), 1896-1927

RUCKER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BLACK 1896-1927 was built on the old Nashville Highway. It was on John Sneed property on a hill southeast of the present Sam Davis Road and near Rocky Fork Road. There is no longer aroad up to the site of the school. The school was a…

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Antioch School (Black), 1889-1946

ANTIOCH SCHOOL BLACK 1889-1946 was on the north side of the present Joe Brown Road. On October 9, 1889, James E. Stockard deeded to School Directors James W. Hunt and John W. Putman the land for a school. The parcel was bounded on the east by the Antioch Church lot.…

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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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Little Hope School (Black) 1894-1965

LITTLE HOPE SCHOOL BLACK 1894-1965 was in the Little Hope area. It was on the west side of the present Baker Road and about one mile north of the BROWN’S CHAPEL SCHOOL. On September 8, 1894, Bird Peebles colored deeded one-half acre of land for a school. It bordered the…

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