Linda Wynn

Linda T. Wynn is the Assistant Director for State Programs with the Tennessee Historical Commission and a member of Fisk University’s faculty, where she is teaches subjects in history and public administration in the Department of History and Political Science. She earned her B.S. and M. S.  degrees in history, and a Masters in Public Administration from Tennessee State University. A co-founder of the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture, she is an active scholar and contributor to numerous publications including Profiles of African Americans in Tennessee, of which she served as co-edited with Dr. Bobby Lovett; Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience, co-edited with Dr. Jessie C. Smith and editor of Journey to Our Past: A Guide to African-American Markers in Tennessee. She contributed a chapter on “African Americans in Tennessee” for the African American State by State Encyclopedia edited by the late historian Alton Hornsby and published by Greenwood Press. Her pioneering chapter on The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the meaning of his ethos for women across the globe entitled “Beyond Patriarchy: The Meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Women of the World” appears in Caught in an Inescapable Network of Mutuality edited by noted King scholar Lewis V. Baldwin and Paul Dekar. She has served as a consultant to the Frist Museum, the State Museum, and the Nashville Public Library, including its newest room on Votes for Women, and other organizations. She contributed a chapter to the Frist Museum’s award-wining We Shall Overcome Catalogue, entitled, “Nashville: An Inspirational City”. Wynn curated and narrated Nashville Sites Nashville’s Civil Rights Movement Walking Tour. In preparation for the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, she worked as a consultant with the Nashville Public Library Foundation, which culminated in the Nashville Public Library’s permanent exhibit that narrates the pivotal and dramatic story of Nashville’s role in winning women the right to vote. She is a member of the Nashville City Cemetery Board, the Nashville Public Television (NPT) Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson County.  A member of Spruce Street Baptist Church, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Mar 30 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Meeting


The Economic Club of Nashville
(615) 603-5089

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