City of Murfreesboro, May 8, 2018
“The House Still Standing” documents the local and family history of the Gannaway/Ganaway name. Burrell Gannaway (1785-1853) was a slaveholder and Rutherford County pioneer who fought in the war of 1812 and served as one of Murfreesboro’s first alderman. King Daniel Ganaway (1884-1944) was a descendant of a slave, owned by Gannaway, who joined the early 1900 Great Migration from the South to Chicago to become a celebrated African American photographer.
Their contrasting stories are told in a CityTV documentary highlighting the work of genealogists who revealed the silenced story of their ancestor while uncovering a local history.