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Lulu Epperson: Women’s Suffragist, Daughter of the Confederacy

 

In honor of women’s history month let me share with you the story an intriguing woman in Clarksville’s history, Lulu Epperson.

Clarksville HistoryClarksville, TN – Amidst the mayhem of 2020 there was an important anniversary that not everyone may have noticed.  August 18th, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, which resulted in giving women in the United States the right to vote.

At the same time that we marked that anniversary, we were once again facing the effects of racial oppression from our past that continues to reach into our present. What do these two topics have to do with Lulu Epperson? Quite a bit, actually. 

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

Lulu Bringhurst Epperson

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Lamar Alexander: Making the case for preserving Andrew Jackson statue

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, Senate Democrats voted to block consideration of U.S. Senator Tim Scott, of South Carolina’s, police reform legislation. I voted to begin debate on Senator Scott’s proposal, which I co-sponsored, because it will make police officers more accountable, encourage departments to ban chokeholds and adopt best practices, provide better training to police officers, and make lynching a federal crime. 

Congress should have a serious debate and consider amendments on these important issues, and it is a shame that Senate Democrats won’t allow the Senate to even begin to consider this legislation.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Lamar Alexander says to Tear Down Andrew Jackson’s Statue would be a Terrible Misunderstanding of Our Nation’s History

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday afternoon on the Senate floor said, “We should not try to erase our history. We should not try to pretend it doesn’t exist,” in response to an effort by a crowd to tear down President Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square in front of the White House:

“Presidential historians almost without exception put Andrew Jackson in the top ten of America’s presidents. They see him as a sophisticated, often subtle political actor who without his devotion to the union, against his own local political interests, the union might well have fallen apart in 1832 or 1833,” said Senator Alexander.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable to hold next meeting on June 19th, 2019

 

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 19th at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.

Brad Butkovich will talk about "The Battle of Allatoona Pass" at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

Brad Butkovich will talk about “The Battle of Allatoona Pass” at the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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Austin Peay State University to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Every human being has worth and deserves dignity. “Everyone matters” is an incredibly powerful humanitarian ideal, and one upon which the United States seems to continually both build and define. We hear the whispers of this ideal within the words of the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The generation of Americans which fought to free us from the tyranny of Europe in the late 18th Century probably could not have grasped how these words, and the spirit of the ideal they reflect would be used by subsequent generations to form the nation we live within today.

Unknown Slave Women and children

Unknown Slave Women and children

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is August 19th, 2015

 

Our 137th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War”

“Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“Why Europe Didn’t Intervene in the Civil War” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is May 20th, 2015

 

Our 134th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “The Confederate States Marine Corps”

“The Confederate States Marine Corps” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“The Confederate States Marine Corps” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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Austin Peay State University professors Antonio Thompson, Christos Frentzos complete work on two-volume study of American military history

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The discussion of American military history can be approached in a seemingly endless variety of ways. With so many tactical, political and societal viewpoints to be considered, even the most educated scholars or enthusiastic students can become lost in a sea of information.

But what if the focus was narrowed to the people, places and events at the core of these historic conflicts?

(L to R) Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Christos Frentzos. (APSU Student Assistant Taylor Slifko)

(L to R) Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Christos Frentzos. (APSU Student Assistant Taylor Slifko)

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is October 15th, 2014

 

Our 126th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic:  “Morgan’s Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio”

Morgan's Raiders

Morgan’s Raiders

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