3/4/19: Bill Carey, Executive Director, Tennessee History for Kids

With his new book Runaways, Coffles and Fancy Girls, local historian Bill Carey explains the harsh truth about how Nashville’s factories, railroads and newspapers profited from the institution of slavery. He also reveals long-forgotten facts about how state and local government protected and promoted slavery and kept taxes low by hiring and owning the enslaved. Carey, also the author of the 2001 book Fortunes, Fiddles and Fried Chicken, will explain what he thinks Nashville’s government, schools and institutions should do today about their historical connections to slavery.