History

Pale Horse Rider by Mark Jacobson

Conspiracy theories are beautiful and dangerous. Beautiful because they connect dots across social, political, and cultural spheres, creating a mosaic of intentions which seems deliberate. They’re dangerous for the exact same reasons. 

Picture of Margaret Rhea Seddon holding a Tennessee sign, in space

Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon - One of the First Women to Touch the Stars

This spring, as we read the 2019 Nashville Reads book Hidden Figures, and reimagine our country’s history together, there’s no better place than Nashville Public Library to explore the "hidden figures" in our own local history. Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon is one of these local hidden figures with an incredible story about reaching the stars.

News clipping from January, 1929, Evening Tennessean - showing the courtroom during the trial.

Nashville's Tragic Tale of Two Lovers

It's the month of love (well the end of it, but close enough) and therefore that also sometimes means heartbreak, so check out this unfortunate story from Nashville's past (about 90 years ago), about a love affair gone horribly wrong. 

YWCA Blue Triangle

YWCA Blue Triangle Branch Collection

The Nashville Room has a small exhibit of photographs to celebrate the availability of a new collection documenting the activities of the YWCA Blue Triangle Branch. Come see our resources!

Black History Month

Picture Books for Black History Month

The 28 days of February will never be enough to highlight the full depth and breadth of black history in the United States and around the world. Picture books are an ideal (and beautiful) way, however, to address the gaps in our knowledge of the contributions of African Americans to History writ large.

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