In honor of Black History Month, the Battle of Franklin Trust is hosting Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush, a renowned interpreter and storyteller.  Dr. Johnston-Bush will perform Negro Spirituals and discuss their history and significance as historical American art.  The event will be held at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center on Saturday, February 26th at 1 p.m.  The public is invited to attend free of charge.

“Naima’s performance and lecture really contextualize a poignant historic experience. We’re excited she’s a part of our celebration of Black History Month,” said Battle of Franklin Trust President and CEO Jennifer Esler.

Dr. Johnston-Bush uses her artistic gift to educate, entertain and encourage audiences across the nation.  Her passion and artistic gifts resonate throughout her performance and discussions.

The founder of Broken Box Ministries, Dr. Johnston-Bush works with emerging Christian artists in assisting them in the development of their music ministries.  She has written and produced her independent debut album entitled Everything and is completing her second CD, This Place.

Dr. Johnston-Bush is also author of several books including “Called to Sing: 13 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting in Music Ministry,” and “Dr. Nay’s Dream Development Guide.” 
For additional information, please call Tara Danley at (615) 794-0903.

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501 (c) (3) management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sights to contribute to a greater understanding and enrich the visitor experience of the November 30, 1864 battle.  It’s organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history.  Learn more at www.battleoffranklintrust.org.”

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