The Journey Begins

The Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail. A Downtown Walking Tour and County Drive. FREE print brochure.

The brochure was made possible by the following community:
Designed by Rossview High School Academy of Media Arts and Technology student, Kathryn Boyer, and Teacher, Hannah Brooks
Logo Designed by Kathryn Boyer
Project Historian, Jerome Parchman
Director, Shana Thornton
Public Relations and Fundraising, Terry Morris

We received advice and guidance, exchanged stories, checked research, and/or further developed the project with the following generous citizens of the community (in alphabetical order by last name):

Marcellus Braxton, Director of Wilbur N. Daniel African-American Cultural Center
Kurt Bryant, Director of Montgomery County Information Systems
Jackie Collins, Historian
Michelle Dickerson, Visit Clarksville
Mayor Jim Durrett, Montgomery County Mayor
LaConza Gilliam, Burt-Cobb Recreation Center Manager
Valerie Guzman, Clarksville City Council
James Halford, Chief of Staff for Mayor Pitts
Jill Hastings-Johnson, Director of Montgomery County Archives
Millard House, Director of CMCSS
Cathey Johnson, Opening Ceremony of Black History Month
Dr. Ellen Kanervo, Arts and Heritage Development Council
Dr. Helen Long, Historian
Mayor Joe Pitts, Clarksville City Mayor
Phyllis Smith, Historian
Kimberly Wiggins, Montgomery County Trustee

To see the Generous Sponsors, click here.

2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. Interested in a couple of things:
    1.) Being a part of the initiative going forward. I am proud of the work done and want to help in the future efforts.
    2.) Asking permission to add a link for the legacy trail and the signature image to a site I help manage promoting cultural -awareness.


    1. Hi, Pam, We would love for you to be a part of it and for you to add links and images to a site that you manage. Your comment just showed up today, and I’m not sure why it wasn’t available for us to see before now. We hope that the delay will not disrupt your goals. The trail is managed through Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society. Becoming a member of Mt. Olive would be great in helping to get involved with the trail and more. The Society meets once a month at the public library. Here’s the website about membership:
      We hope to see you at a meeting.


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