Last month I had the privilege of visiting one of Chattanooga’s historic African American neighborhoods, Lincoln Park. Nestled between the historic Norfolk and Western rail yards and Erlanger Hospital and the university of Tennessee, Chattanooga, the neighbors has a range of late 19th to mid-20th century homes.
As we work with the neighborhood on its history, we will undoubtedly learn more about the homes and residents.
The centerpiece is Lincoln Park built as a segregated-black public park in 1918. Here is where Negro League games were played well into the mid-20th century.
This place is important to Chattanooga’s history as well as the history of pro sports in Tennessee. I can’t wait to learn more.