- Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
- Highlander Folk School, circa 1940
- Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
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- Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)--History
Freedom of speech--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Civil rights workers--Tennessee
Nonviolence--Study and teaching--Tennessee--Monteagle
Monteagle (Tenn.)--Social conditions
Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century--Sources
- Horton, Myles, 1905-1990
- United States, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville, 36.16589, -86.78444
- Pamphlet of the history of the Highlander Folk School, Monteagle, Tennessee. The pamphlet tells of Highlander's origins, history, programs, administration, and support. In 1932, Myles Horton, a native Tennessean educated at Cumberland University and the University of Chicago, returned to Tennessee to help provide Southern workers with an opportunity for an education fitted to their practical needs. The Highlander Folk School was founded "to provide an educational center in the South for the training of rural and industrial leaders, and for the conservation and enrichment of the indigenous cultural values of the mountain."
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- 1 pamphlet : col.; 5.5 in x 8.5 in.
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- Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
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- Nashville Public Library (Tenn.). Special Collections Division