Historic Markers Across Tennessee

TSU's Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Marker ID: THC 3A 158
Location: John Merritt Boulevard and 33rd Avenue North, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Established in April 1919, the Reserve Officers' Corps at Tennessee State University (then Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School) was one of the first ROTC units at an African-American college. Under First Lieutenant Grant Stuart, emphasis was placed on military science and preparing African-American officers as leaders.