“The House Still Standing” Gannaway/Ganaway Documentary v.2

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.

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