The Eldorado Motel of Nashville - Where those of color could spend the night:
The vintage sign read, “Eldorado Motel, Room Phones, Pool and TV.” The sign still stands today in between 28th Avenue and Clarksville Pike in Nashville. However, the only sign of the motel is the sign itself.
I spoke to the owner of the property who said that her father was one of the first black men in Tennessee to receive a bank loan to build a motel.
What makes the motel history stand out even more, is that it was one of the few places in Nashville that allowed for men and women of color to spend the night.
During the changing times of the 1960’s, musicians like BB King, The Temptations, and even James Brown stayed at the motel while visiting Music City.
In the 1960’s, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) booked two rooms at the property for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and musician Harry Belafonte. King was good friends with Belafonte who supported the SCLC financially. Belafonte was in town to play at the Ryman Auditorium, but became too ill to play. So, he recouped at the motel until he was well enough to travel home.
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Another day of travel.....
All work no play🤗
We tend to run the hamster wheel, not making time for ourselves........
Work, school, spouse, children, leaving YOU last...sound familiar?
To make a change YOU must take the steps....
Carve out time in your day, schedule it, stick to it
Remember, you cannot care for others unless you care for yourself first😉
Have a great weekend everyone, and take one step to live a healthier, more empowered YOU
It’s kinda funny...I’ve always loved old stuff (or in today’s terminology, “vintage“), so one might assume that I also love history. Well guess what. My least favorite class or subject in school was History. In fact, I hated it. I never paid attention, never learned anything, was overwhelmed by facts and textbooks and boring teachers. Now it is my job to research the vintage items that I sell. And guess what? I love that part! I love the learning part of it, although I often forget what I learned and have to look it up 100 more times with each piece. One might also think, even if you knew me, that I loved Home Ec. Nope. Hated that, too. I was too clumsy for sewing, found it too tedious, and cooking was definitely not something I enjoyed except for the eating part. Yet I ended up doing something for a living that incorporates all the subjects I hated most in school. Basically all I did in school with sit and stare out the window, daydreaming about playing out in the grass in bare feet. I still do that. :-) Anyway, back to the subjects of history and vintage… This vintage brooch is in my shop and it’s beautiful. Shop link in bio! #transmigration#etsyshop#vintage#vintageshop#vintagefashion#vintagejewelry#vintagebrooch#crystalbrooch#midcentury#nashvillevintage#nashvilleetsyshop#nashvilletn#eastnashville