Rosa Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN
Mr. Willy's Car, Nashville
TVA Kingston Fossil Plant, Tennessee
Site of the largest coal ash spill in United States history, in which 1 billion pounds of coal slurry flooded surrounding waterways and land in 2008.
Angel Oak, Johns Island, South Carolina
Largest living oak estimated to be hundreds of years old. Now possibly threatened by encroaching suburban development.
Black Mountain College, Lake Eden, North Carolina
Founded in 1933, Black Mountain College was a school dedicated to artistic and creative experimentation. Its faculty included John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Walter Gropius, Willem de Kooning, among others. The campus is now home to the Rockmont Camp, a Christian summer camp for boys.
Estelle Faulkner’s Air Conditioner, Rowan Oak, Oxford, Mississippi
William Faulkner refused to allow air conditioning in his house, Rowan Oak. On July 3rd, 1962, one day after Faulkner’s death, his wife Estelle installed a window unit in her bedroom.
Site of Civil War encampment now being cleared for suburban development in Difficult, Tennessee, five miles up the road from Defeated, Tennessee.
Mason Lodge No. 135, Greenwood, Mississippi
Converted to resemble the Robert E. Lee Hotel in Jackson, Mississippi for the filming of “The Help”, a movie based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, which details the relationship between a white families and their African American servants in 1960’s Mississippi.
Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market, Money, Mississippi
Where Emmet Till supposedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant. Resulted in his subsequent lynching by a white mob in 1955, a sham court proceeding to convict the killers, and thus sparked the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi
Founded in 1866, Rust College is one of the oldest historically black colleges in the nation. Catherine Hall was demolished in 2012.