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John Partipilo

John Partipilo

Working as a photojournalist for 40 years, John Partipilo has won awards such as NPPA Best of Photojournalism and nominated for two Pulitzers. His photography has also been featured in national and international publications. Most importantly Partipilo’s work is about people — people in their different environments and people in their different stages of life. That’s the heart of his work. To him people are so important, because they all have a unique story.

Frederick Leonard stands in front of the Civil Rights mural at the Historic Metro Courthouse. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Nashville’s Freedom Riders: HBCU students risked all to end segregation

By: , and - March 8, 2021

On Feb. 27, 1960, John Lewis, then a student at American Baptist College, joined other college students in Nashville as they sat down at the “whites only’’ lunch counter at Woolworth’s in the heart of downtown to begin their work integrating the city’s stores. Students at HBCUs, including Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical […]