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Jackson-Abernathy Speaks at Event Hosted by First Lady of Tennessee

Associate Professor of History Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy was the featured presenter Tuesday night at the March installment of a free series of events held at the Governor’s residence and hosted by Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte.
Conte hosted this presentation in observance of Women’s History Month, and Jackson-Abernathy gave a talk titled “Courage in a Corset: Civil War Nashville through Women’s Eyes.” “This is the second in a series of events we’ve designed to both entertain and enlighten participants,” Conte said. “We rarely hear an account of this chapter in our history from a woman’s perspective, and Dr. Jackson-Abernathy’s discussion of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of women living right here in Nashville was particularly interesting and moving.”
“Women in Civil War Nashville, though often absent from the wartime conversation, played important roles, faced significant challenges and persevered to maintain some sense of normalcy through a difficult time in the city’s history, and it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to share some of their stories and experiences this evening,” said Dr. Jackson-Abernathy.