In 1961, Harry Belafonte and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were scheduled to stay in El Dorado Motel on Ed Temple Blvd. Harry Belafonte was scheduled to perform at the Ryman Auditorium but became sick. Unfortunately, he had to cancel the concert so they didn't get to stay there. The motel’s neon sign still remains today!
View this motel's location on the map by visiting What Was There.
The first African American to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville was Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. He was admitted into Vanderbilt’s Divinity School in 1953. Also, he served as the pastor of Capers Memorial CME, one of the oldest black congregations in Nashville.
To find out more about the Joseph A. Johnson center at Vanderbilt University, visit Vanderbilt’s site.
To learn about Joseph A. Johnson, visit the Bishop Joseph Johnson site.
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