Archive for June, 2012
Statue of Edward Ward Carmack at the Tennessee Capitol. June, 2012.
Edward Ward Carmack: proponent of temperance and prohibition. Vociferous opponent of the 15th amendment. Other notable achievements include: denouncing Ida B. Wells as a “black wench” for daring to decry the lynching of three black store owners (effectively running Wells out of town for 30 years), starting (and fatally losing) a gun battle in the streets of Nashville, which sparked the ban of sale, manufacture, and consumption of intoxicants in January 1909.
So, why do we still have a statue of this guy again?
CMA Festival (fan fair) parade. Nashville, TN. June, 2012.
She was standing in the middle of the road like this for quite a while. I don’t know what she was doing, but it looked like posing, so I took a photo. It’s what I do.
RIP Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012.
Rambo Sambo’s last jam as a Nashville Rollergirl. Nashville, TN. June 2, 2012