African Americans in Rutherford County

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African Americans have heavily contributed to and shaped the unique and vibrant Rutherford County in middle Tennessee. Located 30 miles southeast of Nashville, Rutherford County is at the state's geographical center. This area is home to the Stones River National Battlefield, a national park that was the site of a major Civil War battle—the Battle of Stones River. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this rich cultural and historic venue that once served, although briefly, as the capital of Tennessee. African American men and women have lived, worked, and toiled here for generations.
ISBN: 9780738566368
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 193
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Devora E. Butler holds a master's degree in education from the University of London. As a native of Rutherford County, Butler has listened to the stories of locals who have contributed to the African American community. Through this compilation of photographs from private collections and archives, Butler is able to tell their stories along with the history of Rutherford County.
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