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Episodes

07 | Fletch Coke on City Cemetery | Dr. Lucifur and Sir Cecil Creape | Halloween | October 2018 issue

10/1/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 07, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews historian Fletch Coke about the history of Nashville City Cemetery and about the stories of people interred there, including Confederate generals, a mysterious woman buried under a boulder, a U.S. president, the man who named Old Glory, and notable Nashville historical figures. The cemetery is the city's oldest public grave yard, established in 1822. (Segment begins at...

Duration:01:10:21

06 | Bobby Lovett on Brown v. Board of Education | Glenn School integration stories | 1957 desegregation hearings | September 2018 issue

8/27/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 06, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) looks back at the year 1957 and the early days of racial desegregation in public schools. Dr. Bobby Lovett discusses the significance of the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and its effect on the civil rights movement in Nashville. Lajuanda Street Harley, a Glenn School student who was one of the first black first-graders to be integrated, recalls the tumultuous...

Duration:00:57:54

05 | Paul Clements on the Cumberland Settlements | Elvis at the State Capitol | August 2018 issue

7/31/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 05, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews historian Paul Clements about the first settlers to arrive in the Nashville area in the late 1700s. Led by James Robertson, the settlers not only endured a treacherous journey, but after arriving they also faced an ever-present threat of attack from Native-American groups trying to drive the settlers from their hunting grounds. (Note: This episode contains graphic descriptions of...

Duration:00:55:13

04 | Betsy Thorpe on the Dutchman’s Curve train wreck | Elmer Hinton’s ‘Down to Earth’ | July 2018 issue

7/2/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 04, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Betsy Thorpe about the Dutchman’s Curve train wreck, which occurred in West Nashville on July 9, 1918, and is still deadliest in U.S. history. Thorpe discusses why there was a disproportionately high number of African-Americans killed, who was ultimately blamed for the accident, and how she became interested enough to write a book, The Day the Whistles Cried. (Segment begins at...

Duration:00:33:31

03 | Frank Schwartz on streetcars, bootleggers and downtown | LBJ at Percy Priest Dam | June 2018 issue

6/4/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 03, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Frank Schwartz, who, at 92 years old, remembers a Nashville of streetcars, bootleggers, street photographers, dressing up, and downtown theaters. He also discusses his family’s business, Rich-Schwartz, a women’s fine-clothing store known for such innovations as “ready-to-wear” garments and “red tag” sales. (Segment begins at 04:10.) Frank Schwartz (right) is pictured on...

Duration:00:34:24

02 | Carole Bucy on women’s suffrage | Tom Henderson on 15WLAC | May 2018 issue

4/30/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 02, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Dr. Carole Bucy, the Davidson County Historian and professor of Tennessee history at Vol State Community College. Dr. Bucy tells the dramatic story of the political battle that took place in Nashville in the summer of 1920 over the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote. (Segment begins at 04:40.) Pictured at Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel in...

Duration:00:43:25

01 | Larry Brinton on crime reporting, sit-in protests | Fisk Jubilee Quartet | April 2018 issue

4/3/2018
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In Nashville Retrospect, Episode 01, host Allen Forkum (editor of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper) interviews Larry Brinton, an award-winning reporter who worked for the Nashville Banner in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Brinton discusses some of the stories he covered, including: the civil rights sit-in protests, the Stringbean killings, the Marcia Trimble murder, the Bill Powell trial, competition with The Nashville Tennessean, the samurai sword case, and more (segment begins at...

Duration:00:37:44

Trailer

3/16/2018
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Hear the Nashville Retrospect trailer, about a new podcast covering historical stories about Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Allen Forkum, editor and publisher of The Nashville Retrospect newspaper.

Duration:00:01:59