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From the editors and staff of Sidelines  To: Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and members of the Tennessee Historical Commission Forrest Hall was built in 1954, but it was not until four years later that the building at Middle Tennessee State University was named to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early …

Photo courtesy of Biography.com  Story by Rachael Anne Keisling / Contributing Writer  Civil rights activist Leslie McLemore and Southwest Minnesota State University professor Jeff Kolnick reflected on the legacy that Martin Luther King Jr. left behind in the Business and Aerospace Building State Farm Room on Thursday. The presentation covered King’s college graduation, involvement with …

Photo courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov Of all the civil rights leaders that have spoken for generations of underprivileged people, the words of Martin Luther King Jr. have always resonated with me the most. His deeply moving messages are felt in the hearts and minds of Americans today, and I believe they will be felt for generations to …

Photo and story by William Green / Contributing Writer Southern Poverty Law Center Director of Outreach Lecia Brooks provided the MTSU Scholars Week Keynote Address, which focused on the current state of hate, bias and discrimination in America, in the Keathley University Center Theater on Wednesday evening. Brooks began her speech, titled “The Rhetoric of …

MTSU will be hosting a series of events throughout February in observance of Black History Month. The theme of this year’s Black History Month is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.” The events will center on the heritage of the African American community with movies, speakers and more. This year’s Black History Month Featured …