The Deliberate Diversity of Music City

Both our most recent oral history project and our newest film Little Kurdistan document Nolensville Road in Nashville, the thriving multicultural corridor boasting immigrants and new Americans from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and other regions worldwide.

At our 2016 Nashville Summer Symposium, Renata Soto, co-founder of Conexión Américas and tireless advocate for Music City’s diverse communities, spoke with Jennifer Justus on how Nashville has strategically embraced demographic change over the past decades.