Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville

Back In The Day | Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville

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Marion James, a singer-songwriter, immortalized Nashville's Jefferson Street corridor with her song 'Back in the Day.' This historically Black neighborhood is a vibrant hub for creativity in Nashville. Once a haven for runaway slaves, it is home to three iconic HBCUs - Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University - that educated doctors, lawyers & civic leaders.

Aired: 10/29/20

Rating: NR

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Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville is a local public television program presented by NPT.

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