Unknown photographer, 1958, Elvis Presley at the RCA recording studio in Nashville

The Tennessean has an extensive photography collection from the 1960s and 70s, documenting Nashville’s Civil Rights Movement and country music. Former Tennessean photographer Ricky Rogers did an amazing job organizing and digitizing thousands of negatives from Nashville’s past. These photographs have historical value and still resonate today.

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