Thursday, August 23, 2012

“The Influence of Music on the Civil Rights Movement.”

Received this via email today.  Passing it on for all who may be interested.   Read the press release that follows for information on the Musician's Corner Event.

Jimmy Carter, 83, the only living founder of The Blind Boys of Alabama, will take part in a symposium next Friday called “The Influence of Music on the Civil Rights Movement.”

Founded in 1939 at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind, The Blind Boys of Alabama are a Grammy-winning gospel group that got their start performing in churches and auditoriums. In the 1960’s, The Blind Boys joined the Civil Rights movement, including performing at benefits for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The symposium will take place at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University (1207 18th Avenue South) on August 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Tickets are not required. Carter will be reflecting on his 70 year journey with The Blind Boys as well as their role in the Civil Rights movement. Other symposium participants include Reavis Mitchell, Dean of Fisk University, and Linda Wynn from the Tennessee Historical Commission. John Seigenthaler will host this symposium. 


Nashville, TN (August 16, 2012) - Musicians Corner, Nashville’s free weekly lawn party in Centennial Park, welcomes its fall season on Saturday, September 1 with free music from 3-6 PM. The September 1 Fall Kick Off event features main stage performances by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Karen Elson, a Nashville Symphony quartet and Jeremy Lister. The Lightning 100 Acoustic Stage will feature music by Anthony Snape, Chelsea Gill and The Carmonas.

Jimmy Carter, one of the founding members of The Blind Boys of Alabama, will also take part in a free symposium on Friday, August 31 titled “The Influence of Music on The Civil Rights Movement,” presented in partnership with Fisk University. “Fisk University is excited to share in presenting the music of the Civil Rights Era, which has become the music for social change sung around the globe,” said Reavis L. Mitchell, Dean, School of Humanities/Behavioral Social Sciences & Professor of History. The symposium, which will be kicked off by John Seigenthaler, will take place at The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 1207 18th Ave. S from 5:30 – 7 PM on August 31. Tickets are not required for this event. The Blind Boys of Alabama’s performance and symposium appearance has been underwritten through a generous grant from South Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

The September 1 Fall Kick Off event also features over 20 mobile food trucks participating in the 1st Annual “Nashville Street Food Awards” from 11 AM – 6 PM, presented by the Nashville Food Truck Association. “Musicians Corner was among the first to support food trucks in Nashville,” said B.J. Lofback, President of the Nashville Food Truck Association. “As we’ve grown in number we’re thrilled to support them back.” A portion of the proceeds from the Food Truck Awards will benefit Musicians Corner and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Trucks will sell regular menu items as well as small ‘tastes,’ so patrons can sample food from multiple trucks. A panel of judges will sample blind entries from the trucks in a variety of categories throughout the day, naming winners at the conclusion of the event. Food truck patrons will have the opportunity to name a People’s Choice Award.

Confirmed food trucks participating in the “Nashville Street Food Awards” include Beach Bums Juice Bar, Biscuit Love, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Delta Bound, Dixie Belles Cupcakes, The Grilled Cheeserie, Hit Or Miss Ice Cream, Hoss’ Loaded Burgers, Jonbalaya Catering, Ken’s Hot Spot, The Latin Wagon, The Love Shack, Mere Bulles, Moovers & Shakers, Peanut Butter Paradise, Retro Sno, Riffs Fine Street Food, Smoke Et Al, Sum Yum Yum, Terra Delicious, The Waffle Boss, Wrapper’s Delight, and Yayo’s OMG.

Other September 1 activities include the Musicians Corner Beer & Wine Garden, which features local brands Yazoo, Hap and Harry’s and Arrington Vineyards. The Beer and Wine Garden opens at 12 PM with Happy Hour from 12-3 PM.  Musicians Corner will award its weekly Dog of the Day Award and provide free craft activities for the little ones in Mix 92.9 Kidsville.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Petition for a New County

Petition for a New County

The following was taken from a photocopied typed transcription, The original is on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Mero District
Decr 18th 1802

We the people living on or near the Big Harpeth River means to present to the next General Assembly held for the state of Tennessee a petition for a new County to be Laid off in the following manner viz –

Beginning at the mouth of Little Harpeth where the Williamson County Line crosses, thence with said line a south west course to the Indian boundary line, thence Down the said line until it compleats a constitutional bounds. Thence a North East course unto Cumberland River, thence up the said River with its meanders to the Ridge that divides Indian creek and Overall’s Creek, thence up said Ridge continuing its course by Flatt Creek and Ritchland Creek to a constitutional bounds, thence a westwardly course to the beginning.

Name Name Name
John AlexanderJohn Graham John Morrice
William Alexander Deliverance Gray Micajah McQuary
Isaac Baker Deliverance Gray Micajah McQuary Jnr
James Baldwin Greenbury Greer Pleasant McQuary
Abner Beckoom John Gregory John Neal
Phil Beckoom George Hall Joseph Neely
Simon Bekcom Nichlas Hall Isaac Newland
William Blyth Joseph Hannah Eldridge Newsom
Drury Bonds Francis Hardgrove William Newsom
George Boyd Giles Harding Elisha Nicholson
Saml Boyd Thos. Harding William Nicholson
Samuel Bratcher William Harding John Nixson
Allen Brewer John Harwood Travis Nixson
___ Buckalew Wm. Harwood Benjamin Pack
John Cash William Hearn Daniel Pain
William Cash Aruther Hickling Larkin Parkes
Hen Champen Hugh Hicklin Andrew Patterson
Baptis Coal William Holland Thomas Pewitt
John Colley Church Hooper Richard Phipps
Andrew Colwell James Hooper William Powels
Joseph Colwell Jesse Hooper Thomas Pritchet
William Colwell Thomas Hooper John Redden
William Connel Henry Horton David Ren
Henry Cooper Thomas Howse George Reeves
John Cooper Thomas Hubbs Drury Reeves
John Cornelius Neadom Hunter James Reeves
Roll Cornelius John Hutcheson Jordon Reeves
Alexander Craige Joseph Hutcheson Jordon Reeves Jnr
James Cranshaw Charles Hutton Elisha Rhodes
Joseph Cranshaw Harry Inman Ebenezer Rice
Samuel Cranshaw Layes Inman Rowland Rice
Aron Cunningham John Jones Solomon Roach
David Cunningham Jas. Jones James Robertson
Mathew Cunningham William Jones Joseph Rosborough
John Davy John Johnson James Russell
Abraham Demoss Samuel Johnson Wm. Russell
Jas. Demoss William Johston Robert Shannon
John Demoss Daniel Joslin Jnr Jas D. Sharp
Lewis Demoss Daniel Joslin Senr Joseph Shay
Thomas Demoss Gabriel Joslin Josiah Ship
Wm. Demoss Samuel Joslin Charles Simmons
Silas Dillahunt Thomas Joslin Thomas Smart
Enoch Dosha William Joslin Charles Steward
William Doshet William Kellum George Stout
Ezekial Douglass Charles Kelly Thomas Stewart
James Douglass John Lake Nathaniel Teel
John Douglass Thomas Lambert Allen Thompson
Craneshaw Duke Abraham Land Allen Thompson
Robert Dunn Joseph Land Neal Thompson
Thomas Duren Wm. Terrel Lewis William Thompson
Isaac Edwards Daniel Lile Isaac Tillman
William Evans Leonard Lile Charles Tolbert
James Fudge Thomas Lile Anthony Walk
John Fudge Thomas Little Philip Walk
Samuel Fielding Thomas Loften Charley Wall
Wm. Fielding George Lorner Wm. Wall
Jesse Garland James Marler John Ward
George Gill Thomas Marler Robt. Warren
Thomas Gillom William Marler Thomas Warren
Daniel Gooden Joab Moore Arch Watson
John Gooden William Moore Ned Watson
William GowerJohn Moores Christopher Williams

The following was taken from a photocopied typed transcription, The original is on file at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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