2:15 pm, Oct 9

I'll Take You There: Exploring Nashville's Social Justice Sites with Learotha Williams and Amie Thurber

History

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 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. This session is part of our "A More Perfect Union" track, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.