braving the taunts and threats of segregationists and KKK members while walking a mob-gauntlet. There also were threats of bombing the building.
On this day 2 years ago, Historic Nashville, Inc. held a news conference on the steps of Fehr proclaiming it one of Nashville's most endangered buildings in need preservation.
Around that time we started a petition to save Fehr. That petition leveraged a historic landmark overlay for it and the Warner House building behind it; the overlay was passed by the Metro Council and signed by the Mayor nearly one year ago.
Today we remember the ones whose nerve made Fehr School a very special place in Salemtown history. We also rededicate ourselves to preserving that history so that Nashville never forgets.
UPDATE: NewsChannel5 was present for a ceremony commemorating the anniversary. Here is their report:
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