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TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps

 
 
TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 5, 2020
1. TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Marker
Inscription.  Established in April 1919, the Reserve Officers' Corps at Tennessee State University (then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School) was one of the first ROTC units at an African-American college. Under First Lieutenant Grant Stuart, emphasis was placed on military science and preparing African-American officers as leaders.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 158.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1919.
 
Location. 36° 9.984′ N, 86° 49.61′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 33rd Avenue North north of Clover Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt William McBryar, Buffalo Soldier (a few steps from this marker); National Negro High School Basketball Tournament (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 5, 2020
2. TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Marker
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Tennessee State University (approx. ¼ mile away); Hadley Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Juno Frankie Pierce (approx. 0.4 miles away); Club Baron (approx. half a mile away); Preston Taylor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jefferson Street Music District (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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