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SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019, NOON
Please join us on Saturday, August 24, noon, at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St, Murfreesboro, TN.
Archaeologist Zada Law, M.A., Director of the Geospatial Research Center at MTSU will present “Take This Into Account: Tennessee’s Post-Emancipation Landscape.”
In her own words: I will be sharing new insights and sources of data resulting from the MTSU’s multi-year efforts to map Tennessee’s African American cultural landscape. Rooted in the rural Tennessee data collected by MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation as well as research conducted by community historians, this project is using primary source material to plot locations in order to elevate the visibility and importance of African American sites within cultural resource management as well as in the eyes of the general public.
This is a free event open to the public. You are welcome to bring drinks and your lunch. We look forward to seeing you!