Brown’s School (Black), 1888-1949

BROWNS SCHOOL BLACK 1888-1949, sometimes called ANTNEY BROWN SCHOOL, was in the woods east of TWELVE CORNERS. There was no road to the school. The site today would be at the dead end of Ball Park Road which runs north off Ruel McKnight Road which in turn runs north offState…

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St. Paul School (Black), 1889-1912

ST. PAUL SCHOOL BLACK 1889-1912 was in Old Jefferson in District 6. It was about one-fourth mile east of the square toward the river and on the left side of the road. On January 30, 1889, John M. Reese and wife Mary H. signed a deed for one square acre…

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Bradley Academy: A Historical Perspective

Murfreesboro City Television, March 28, 2016 Bradley Academy served as a school for Murfreesboro’s African-American community in 1800’s and early/mid 1900’s.  In the 1990’s, citizens joined together to turn the site into a museum.

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Holloway Class of ’65 marks 50th

Nancy DeGennaro, Daily News Journal, December 23, 2015 MURFREESBORO — Holloway High School Class of 1965 held it’s 50th reunion celebration earlier this year. The main event was held over the Memorial Day weekend at Garden Plaza Hotel. Theme was “The 50th Reunion Prom.” Cclass president Jack Winsett as the…

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Jimi Hendrix once played at a club in Murfreesboro!

From www.WGNSRadio.com, October 21, 2015 The legendary Jimi Hendrix once wandered into a small club in Murfreesboro and did what he did best, played the guitar.  The Eldorado Club, which was also known as Dance Land, was mainly attended by African Americans in the 1950’s and 60’s.  It was located…

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City Council to discuss takeover of Historic Bradley Academy

The Murfreesboro Post, July 29, 2015 The City Council is set to consider a memorandum of understanding Thursday with the Bradley Academy Historical Association transferring operation and management of the historical building to city government. This story has been updated. To view the original version, please click here. The City…

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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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