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TN Writers | TN Stories: Betsy T. Phillips

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

On September 10, 1957, Hattie Cotton Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, blew up. On March 16, 1958, the Jewish Community Center was bombed. On April 19, 1960, the home of Civil Rights attorney and Nashville city councilman, Z. Alexander Looby was dynamited. He and his wife were lucky to escape with their lives. These bombings…

TN Writers | TN Stories: Sara Koffi

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Parasite meets Such a Fun Age in a scorching debut that is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling, examining the intersection of race, class, and female friendship, and the devastating consequences of everyday actions. After her best friend’s mysterious death, Elizabeth Smith’s picture-perfect life in the Memphis suburbs has spiraled out of control—so much so that she hires a…

TN Writers | TN Stories: Katie Seigenthaler (editor), Amy Frogge (editor), and Rachel Hester, Charles Strobel – The Kingdom of the Poor: My Journey Home (Vanderbilt University Press) in conversation with Kay West

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

As Charles Strobel, beloved Nashville priest and advocate for the unhoused, reached the end of his life in 2023, he began to contemplate the last message he wanted to leave for his family, friends, and community. With the help of his niece, Katie Seigenthaler, and his colleague, Amy Frogge, Charlie began to dictate The Kingdom of…