Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area Interpretive Specialist Leigh Ann Gardner has an article published in a recent edition of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly. “‘To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead’: Murfreesboro’s African American Benevolent Groups” introduces the roles and importance of fraternal and benevolent groups within the post-bellum African American community. Specifically, Gardner highlights the work of three such groups in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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