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Local university hosts forum on social issues

Alicia Garza (center)

Dozens of people, including college students and local residents, gathered at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., on February 4, to hear Alicia Garza, a social activist, discuss the civil rights movement ‘Black Lives Matter’—a movement that has everyone…

Insensitivity magnified

William T

In a time when racial tension is at the forefront of national awareness, attention is focused on Tennessee where Gov. Bill Haslam proclaimed Monday, July 13, as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. For many people, especially those of African American descent,…

Finally waking up

William T

For years I have asked several Nashvillians if they knew that a bust of Nathan Belford Forrest was on exhibit on the right wall before entering the room where the state legislators meet. I was appalled when I first saw…