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TN Writers | TN Stories: I'll Take You There w/ Learotha Williams

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN

Aug 13 2022
TN Writers | TN Stories: I'll Take You There w/ Learotha Williams

Editor Learotha Williams, Ph.D., will be joined in discussion with journalist, writer and editor Steve Haruch.

Before there were guidebooks, there were just guides—people in the community you could count on to show you around. I’ll Take You There, edited by Learotha Williams, Ph.D. and Amie Thurber, is written by – and with – the people who most intimately know Nashville, foregrounding the struggles and achievements of people’s movements toward social justice.

The colloquial use of “I’ll take you there” has long been a response to the call of a stranger: for recommendations of safe passage through unfamiliar territory, a decent meal and place to lay one’s head, or perhaps a watering hole or juke joint. In this book, more than one hundred Nashvillians “take us there,” guiding us to places we might not otherwise encounter. Their collective entries bear witness to the ways that power has been used by social, political, and economic elites to tell or omit certain stories, while celebrating the power of counternarratives as a tool to resist injustice. Indeed, each entry is simultaneously a story about place, power, and the historic and ongoing struggle toward a more just city for all. The result is akin to the experience of asking for directions in an unfamiliar place and receiving a warm offer from a local to lead you on, accompanied by a tale or two.

Editor Learotha Williams, Ph.D., will be joined in discussion with journalist, writer and editor Steve Haruch.

Light refreshments will be served at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets are free to the public; registration is encouraged.

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Tickets are free to the public; registration is encouraged.

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Light refreshments will be served at 10AM.

 

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208

PARKING INFO

Free parking is available in the parking lot which is located between the Museum and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. There is also free two-hour parking available along 6th and 7th Avenues. Because there are a limited number of these spots used by both Museum and Farmers' Market visitors, it is highly recommended that on the weekends, visitors seek alternate modes of transportation to visit the Museum. State of Tennessee parking lots are available Monday through Friday, after 5:30pm, or on weekends unless otherwise stated or reserved. Terms and conditions of use may vary according to the requested lot.

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