Committee Members and Partners


Protecting the Legacy is sponsored and in partnership with

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Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Committee Members

  • Andrea Blackman, Nashville Public Library
  • Tasneem Tewogbola, Nashville Public Library
  • Kathleen Feduccia, Nashville Public Library
  • Dr. Susan Knowles, Center for Historic Preservation, MTSU
  • Patricia Mitchell, Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • Rebecca Price, Chick History
  • Leslie Boone, Vanderbilt University

Community Advisors
Thank you to the following community advisors for support and outreach:

  • Linda T. Wynn, M.S., M. P. A., Tennessee Historical Commission
  • Dr. Learotha Williams, Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Theodora Pinnock, Meharry Medical College
  • Dr. Ashley Bouknight, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
  • Gary Burke, Friends of Fort Negley

Nashville Public Library

Funding for work in Middle Tennessee is made possible through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee through a grant from the following funds:

  • Ida F. Cooney Fund for the Arts
  • Marguerite Miller Trost Memorial Fund for the Advancement of the Teaching of American History of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Memphis and West Tennessee

Committee Members

  • Dr. Femi Ajanaku, LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Brigitte Billeaudeaux, University of Memphis
  • Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, University of Memphis
  • Rebecca Price, Chick History
  • Dr. Noelle Trent, National Civil Rights Museum

Community Advisors
Thank you to the following community advisors for support and outreach:

  • Dr. Imani Fryar, Memphis Branch, Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Felicia Harris, Memphis Heritage Trail, City of Memphis
  • Rita Harris, Memphis League of Women Voters
  • Mary Mitchell, Melrose Center for Cultural Enrichment
  • Brooke Mundy, Morton Museum of Collierville History

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Statewide Task Force

Protecting the Legacy was developed by a Tennessee statewide Task Force:

  • Andrea Blackman, Nashville Public Library
  • Genny Carter, Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, University of Memphis
  • Renee Kesler, Beck Cultural Exchange Center
  • Dr. Susan Knowles, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Rebecca Price, Chick History
  • Dr. Noelle Trent, National Civil Rights Museum
  • Dr. Learotha Williams, Tennessee State University

 

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