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Black History Month

Untold White House African American history revealed

The White House has played an integral role throughout history in advancing, hindering, or simply ignoring equal rights efforts.

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Video reels highlight Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s lesser known work

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New video recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. years before he became a civil rights icon were uncovered and will be used to trace his earlier work.
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Franklin to add historic cemetery on audio tour

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A new project in Franklin looks to add to the city's rich history. The group Leadership Franklin is adding another stop on the city's Historic Parks Cell Phone Audio Tour. More>>

Airport artwork honors first black Opry performer

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We honor Black History Month by remembering DeFord Bailey, the first African-American performer on the Grand Ole Opry. More>>

Nashville civil rights pioneer shares story with new generation Video included

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One of Nashville's youngest civil rights activists shared her story Wednesday at a luncheon in Donelson. More>>

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MTSU grad Strickland honored by Grio.com

As we celebrate Black History Month, the Grio.com's 100 People Making History Today list was unveiled. WRC's Jim Handly spoke to honoree and MTSU graduate Ken Strickland, NBC News Washington Bureau Chief, about his leadership role in broadcast news.
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Fisk exhibit showcases student, faculty art

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In honor of Black History Month, an exhibit at Fisk University is showcasing a wide variety of artwork from students, faculty and contemporary artists. More>>

Bulger's Beat: Nashville educator continues tradition of caring Video included

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When one Nashville woman wakes up, she has a sole purpose. She wants to help children make it to graduation day.
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Local woman says 'Red Tails' honors late husband's legacy Video included

A movie more than two decades in the making hits big screens this weekend. Red Tails tells the story on the Tuskegee Airmen, a crew of African American pilots during World War II. More>>

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