African American Celebration

Murfreesboro City Television, February 5, 2015 Murfreesboro City Schools team up with Murfreesboro’s Parks and Recreation department to celebrate a night of African American heritage and culture.

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Bryant Grove Historical Marker Rededicated, June 18, 2011

Long hunter State Park, July 18, 2011 A special ceremony was held at Long Hunter State Park on Saturday, June 18, to rededicate the newly located Sherrod Bryant Tennessee Historical Marker. Bryant (1781-1854) was a farmer who settled in an area that later became known as Bryant Grove and is…

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Looking Back: Bradley Academy had six buildings

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, January 31, 2010 Research has uncovered information about the many locations of Bradley Academy. Research by two Rutherford County Historical Society members has uncovered information about the many locations of Bradley Academy. It seems that the academy had at least six buildings and three locations…

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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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