Former Tennessee State University Faculty Member Given Posthumous Honor


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The Tennessean, the principal daily newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee, has honored the late Getahn Ward, an awarding-winning Black journalist who served as a business reporter for the paper. A conference room in the newspaper’s headquarters will be named in his honor. Ward, an alumnus and adjunct professor at historically Black Tennessee State University in Nashville, died in 2016 at the age of 45. The multimedia room in the university’s department of communications is also named in honor of Getahn Ward. Ward was a native of the African nation of Liberia and immigrated to the Unite...