Monday, May 27, 2013

The Hadley Plantation

  This is a Confederate Camp, early in the Civil War, of Nashville soldiers in camp at what is now present day Hadley Park in North Nashville. John Hadley was a slave owner and his plantation became the first park for black people in the United States on July 4th 1912. His land also became what is now Tennessee State University. He was interested in helping his freed slaves adjust to freedom. He also invited Frederick Douglas to speak to his former slaves in 1873.

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