Metro Parks and Metro Historical Commission are hosting “A Night for Fort Negley” on Tuesday, November 9 at Rose Park Middle School to kick off the first community meeting for the Fort Negley master plan.
Fort Negley Park is a 64-acre park in the heart of Nashville. Recognized as one of the most important historical sites in the country, it is home to distinct natural and cultural assets and was designated a “site of memory” by the UNESCO Slave Route project in 2019. The community is encouraged to attend this interactive event to share her thoughts on how best to preserve, nurture, honor and enhance this sacred space.
The evening will honor the past and envision the future of Fort Negley Park and will begin with a panel of experts including:
- Dr. Learotha Williams, Professor of African American and Public History at Tennessee State University
- Dr Carole Bucy, Davidson County Historian and Professor of History at Volunteer State Community College
- Krista Castillo, Museum Coordinator at Fort Negley Visitor Center and Park
- Gary Burke, 13th Living History Association of Colored Troops of the United States
Chris Cotton, a member of the Friends of Fort Negley board of directors, will be the moderator.
Immediately after the panel, participants will be invited to participate in activities where they can share their memories, provide insight and learn more about the main planning process.