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John Seigenthaler


“Freedom Sings” celebrated its 16th anniversary at The Bluebird Cafe Tuesday night with songs of “truth, justice and equality” in honor of a legendary journalist who devoted his entire career to protecting the First Amendment. That man was John Seigenthaler. Seigenthaler, a leading advocate of free speech and long-time editor of The Tennessean, died July …

By Taylor Davis Assistant News Editor At the 23rd annual Windham Lecture, an acclaimed author and three other speakers discussed when Tennessee Democrats ousted their own governor and put Republican Lamar Alexander in office in 1979. The four guest speakers included Keel Hunt, author of “Coup,” Alexander, former U.S. attorney Hal Hardin and John Seigenthaler, …