Footnote recently released a new database, Military Intelligence – Negro Subversion. These materials come from the War Department and includes their correspondence with other agencies. These records concern activities of black civilian and military citizens from 1917-1941. I did some preliminary exploration and found that the collection includes several issues of the Crisis Magazine, the magazine of the NAACP.
I assumed there would be materials in this collection relevant to citizens of Nashville and I’ve already found a few items. Here is an example, a death notice published in the May 1919 issue of The Crisis.
Dr. Gordon Phipps, of Corsicana, Tex., is dead. He was born at Hartford, Ky., January 4, 1859 and was a graduate of Roger Williams and Meharry Medical College.