Silent auction raised $925 in 20 minutes

13 Nov


In our silent auction to fund more excavation of Franklin’s Cotton Gin site, we raised nearly $1,000 in just twenty minutes. We are one step nearer to the $10,000 needed to match public funding to find the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin and a place where African Americans labored enslaved and free for three decades.

Sept 12 2014 excavation Carter Hill and BGA foundation

In the coming weeks, we will be leading private visits to the site and foster greater public ownership (email me today at to book a tour). As Dr. David Thelen has wisely said, “Thomas, a historian’s first job is to listen.” I intend to do just that.



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