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Black History Month

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


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


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


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


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


MTSU grad Strickland honored by

As we celebrate Black History Month, the'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.

Fisk exhibit showcases student, faculty art


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>>

Black History Month fun facts

Here are some interesting statistics about African Americans.

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


When one Nashville woman wakes up, she has a sole purpose. She wants to help children make it to graduation day.

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>>

Black History Month by the numbers

As we observe Black History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has put together some facts and figures about the African-American community. More>>

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. More>>

From the segregated South to low Earth orbit

Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., describes how he grew up in the segregated south and became NASA's first African American Administrator under the Nation's first Black president. More>>

Barack Obama: America's first African American president

President Barack Obama is the 44th president and the first African American president of the United States of America. More>>

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