Rutherford County’s African American Heritage Society Celebration and Remembrance Weekend


(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Today, August 24th, at 10am, The African-American Heritage Society of Rutherford County will reveal the historical importance of the Holloway High School by etching the rich history of the schoolhouse into a decorated cast-iron plague, unveiling a new Tennessee Historical Marker of the Holloway High School.

The location of the historical event is located on 619 S. Highland Ave in Murfreesboro, Tn.



The AAHSRC will also host the National Bell Ringing event at 1:30 pm CST on Sunday, August 25th, at the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church, located on 4122 Old Nashville Highway. The National Bell Ringing is to honor and commemorate the 400 years of African American history.

“I appreciate Mary Watkins and all the members of the African American Heritage Society Rutherford County do to remember our county’s rich history,” said State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna).

Rep. Mike Sparks and the late Dr. George Smith in front of Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church

“I especially want to thank the late George Smith for all his efforts, his legacy will never be forgotten.”