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The role that Nashville played in the Negro League
As we continue our celebration of Black History month, we take a closer look at Nashville and the role the city played with the Negro League. Nashville has a rich tradition when it comes to those players who were [...]
5,000 Amazon jobs for Nashville
See why Amazon picked 'Music City' as the home for our new Operations Center of Excellence.
216 coffins: Remembering the Fraterville Mine explosion
The Fraterville disaster is considered one of the worst mining accidents in our nation’s history. On May 19, 1902, 216 miners lost their lives in the explosion. News 2’s Alex Corradetti spoke with Nashville [...]
TRAILER – By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools
On what marks the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, the Nashville Public Education [...]
Celebrating John Lewis
This weekend Nashville honors one of its most historically significant adopted sons. A large portion of 5th Avenue downtown will become John Lewis Way named in honor of late Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights [...]
Lunch & Learn: The Tennessee Centennial Exposition
In conjunction with an exhibit at the Parthenon Museum on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the State Museum welcomes attorney David Ewing, a well-known local historian, collector, and blogger. Recognized for his [...]
Tennessee Voices: A conversation with David Ewing
David Ewing, founder and proprietor of Nashville History on Tour, spoke with Tennessean opinion and engagement director David Plazas.
What is Juneteenth?
A recent Gallup survey found that 60 percent of its respondents had little to no idea what Juneteenth was. David Ewing, a local historian, joins Chris Davis on OpenLine to give some background on the new federal holiday.
The History of the Ryman Auditorium
David Ewing talked about his book, The History of the Ryman Auditorium, detailing how that Nashville venue became a place for civil rights events, political rallies, and the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.
‘A tornado of flames’: A look back at the Great East Nashville Fire of 1916
The East Nashville we all know and love might not be what it is today if it weren’t for the Great Fire of 1916. “There’s a story of how the fire started, which may or may not be true, that a young child was playing [...]