Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville

This NPT original explores the untold stories of a unique part of Nashville’s history.

FACING NORTH: JEFFERSON STREET, NASHVILLE, an NPT original, explores the legacy of this Nashville corridor, a historically Black neighborhood with three HCBUs and a large cultural footprint in civil rights, the arts and medicine. Like many African American centers, this one was forever changed by interstate construction and now struggles to balance rejuvenation with gentrification.

    Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville is a local public television program presented by NPT.

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    Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville, an NPT original documentary, explores the untold stories of a Nashville community struggling to preserve its vibrant African American culture. Jefferson Street, once the northern boundary of Nashville, was a beacon for African Americans from the early 1800s through the 1950s.

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