NPT Documentary Screening and Chat
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"First Black Statesmen: Tennessee's Self-Made Men" is the pilot episode of Nashville Public Television's "Citizenship Project." Brought to you in part by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, the series will cover crucial events in civil rights history from the 1860s to the 1960s.
First Black Statesmen: Tennessee's Self-Made-Men
The end of the Civil War, after ratification of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments.
- Ed Jones
Senior Producer / Director with Nashville Public Television. Producer / Writer / Editor of "First Black Statesmen."
- Kathy Lauder
Kathy Lauder is a former researcher with the Tennessee State Library and Archives. A native of Wilmington, Ohio, she taught high school English and dramatic arts for 30 years, then spent 10 years in Archival Technical Services at the TSLA. Her research on 19th century Tennessee African American legislators led to the creation of the TSLA Black History website: This Honorable Body.
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