Community Life

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown - the female African American surgeon in the South and first female African American in the Tennessee General Assembly

Nashville Women Whose Names You Should Know

In honor of African American History Month, and to highlight a few individuals in Metro Archives' new display on Nashville women, this blog post is dedicated to a few notable women of Music City.

Sign used by the US District Court, closing businesses selling liquor due to the National Prohibition Act

The Death of John Barleycorn: Prohibition in Nashville

2020 is an important anniversary year for a couple of reasons. Most notably is the 19th Amendment, which we'll be celebrating with a new permanent exhibit in Special Collections (in addition to a few other temporary exhibits in the building). But another important Amendment went into effect 100 years ago this month that had a long-lasting impact on the country, and that's Prohibition.

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