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A soldier’s illustration shows a southwest view of Nashville’s Fort Negley after completion in 1862.  (Library of Congress)

Fortifying History: Vanderbilt research leads to UNESCO designation for Nashville’s Fort Negley

Two years ago, Fort Negley, a Union Army stronghold located a few miles east of Vanderbilt’s campus, was slated to be demolished to make way for one of Nashville’s newest mixed-use developments. Yet, in part because of efforts by Vanderbilt researchers to document the vital contributions African Americans made to building and defending the site, not only was Fort Negley spared, but the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also recognized it as a “Site of Memory” as part of its Slave Route Project.