Story Collecting

Do You Have a Story to Share?



"The people are a big part of the history."



We are collecting your stories about historic North Nashville.

Jefferson Street had a rich history of where entertainers like Jimmie Hendrix, Little Richard and Tina Turner performed and visited. It's also where thousands of students walked during the Civil Rights movement.

Williams is interested in interviewing people from barbers, grocery store owners who saw the city develop in the 20th century. Even the people who even bailed students out of jail in the 1960s during the Civil Rights movement in Nashville.

"It's those types of stories I think might get lost in all of the gentrification and development. None of the folks that live here now would be able to stay over there," he said while pointing to the development being built across from Jefferson Street and the I-40 underpass near the Gateway to Heritage Plaza.

If you are a past or current resident of North Nashville or have memories of the community you would like to share, we encourage you to contact Dr. Learotha Williams Jr. at 615.963.5513 or via e-mail at lwilli22@tnstate.eduto arrange an interview. 


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Professor Conducting Interviews From Residents About Area's Heritage