This article appears in the Fall/Winter 2020/21 Issue of the Tennessee State Museum Quarterly newsletter.
Robert Churchwell Collection, 1950s to 2000s
Born in 1917 in Clifton, Wayne County, Tennessee, Robert Churchwell graduated from Pearl Senior High School and Fisk University in Nashville. In 1950, he became the first African American journalist hired by a major southern daily newspaper — The Nashville Banner. Due to segregation, The Nashville Banner forced Churchwell to work f...