Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee State History Museum

The Tennessee State History Museum has extensive exhibits on it’s state history: the good, the bad and the ugly.

This was the first musuem I had ever seen with an exhibit dedicated to the Ku Klux Klan’s creation after the end of the Civil War, and to the Klan’s reemergence after President Ulysses S. Grant’s newly formed U.S. Justice Department shut that white supremacist organization down.

The Tennessee State Museum has separate exhibits regarding other organizations that wanted the continue the ways of the old south, with propaganda pamphlets claiming that the Civil War was not lost. The musuem did a good job showing that the revisionist history of those organizations after the war were not of mainstream modern opinion.

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