People are flocking to Nashville – Music City, USA. And yet many of the tourists, transplants and dreamers come to town completely oblivious to the origins of that name. We discover the true history of music city through Jefferson St. the cultural center of the black experience in Nashville.. before it was erased by the construction of Interstate 40.
We explore the lost history of the Jefferson St. Sound Museum with Lorenzo Washington, founder and owner of Jefferson St. Sound Museum. We then get a glimpse into the future of Jefferson St. with Saaneah, the new ED at Jefferson St. Sound Museum.
Jefferson St. is more than music, Dr. Learotha Williams, Professor of African American History and Studies at TSU, takes us on a mural tour of North Nashville to explore its rich cultural history and learn about its untimely demise. This culminates when we meet up with artist Woke3 at his massive legacy mural.
We end the episode at TSU where Dr. Williams describes the critical role of HBCUs across the country through their connection to the past and present of civil rights.