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Alfred Jackson, Slave Turned “Tour Guide”

Meet Mr. Alfred Jackson. Having lived his life as an enslaved person at Andrew Jackson’s the Hermitage, he became a “tour guide” when the Ladies’ Hermitage Association turned the home into a historic site in 1889. Historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage, author of “The Southern Past” expressed “we can only wonder [how] Alfred’s position—an aged former […]

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Podcast – “The Promise: Life, Death, and Change in the Projects”

Follow us on Instagram: @TheMergingLanesProject Photo by Joel Buglewickz Adapted from New Yorker Magazine Article “The Promise: Life, Death, and Change in the Projects” Reporter Meribah Knight has produced a six-part series podcast on Nashville, Tennessee’s public housing development, James A. Cayce Homes. This story follows the razing and redevelopment stages of Cayce Homes. Knight […]

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