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Nashville Community works to establish an African American History Museum

What was once the site of a slave market is now one of downtown Nashville's oldest buildings. The Morris Memorial Building, built in the 1920s by the National Baptist Convention, is in the heart of the Historic Black Business District on Charlotte Avenue and was designed by Black architects.

"It's one of the city's most historic sites, particularly when it comes to African American history. But not just limited to African American history— to Nashville history, too," said Tennessee State University professor, Dr. Learotha Williams.

Foot Soldiers Journey (FSJ) supports the Nashville Community’s efforts to save the Morris Building, hopefully for the future housing of a Nashville Civil Rights Museum.

Submitted by Natalie Bell, FSJ Digital Communications Strategist

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