More to the Story: Historical Narratives and the African American Past in Maury County, Tennessee

dc.contributor.advisor Norkunas, Martha en_US Abdallah, Jaryn Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Holloway, Pippa en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US 2015-06-12T19:07:43Z 2015-06-12T19:07:43Z 2015-04-10 en_US
dc.description.abstract Local white residents have traditionally controlled historical production in Maury County, Tennessee. Using historical publications and the memorial landscape, these local historians have produced historical narratives that often privileges white experiences and views, while excluding those of African Americans. By excluding African Americans from these narratives, many local historians imply that African Americans have not played a vital role in the history and development of Maury County. en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2012, a group of local residents, led by Jo Ann McClellan, formed the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, Tennessee (AAHSMC), with the goal of preserving the history of local African Americans. These preservation efforts inherently challenge the implication that African American history is not vital to a fuller understanding of the history of Maury County. The AAHSMC has been very successful in preserving this history, with the ultimate goal of creating a narrative of Maury County's history that fully recognizes the experiences of African Americans. The organization's ongoing efforts serve as a valuable case study for anyone who is interested in the preservation of African American history, and the creation of historical narratives that are inclusive of this history.  en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Black history en_US
dc.subject Community history en_US
dc.subject Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Local history en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi African American studies en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title More to the Story: Historical Narratives and the African American Past in Maury County, Tennessee en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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