Fort Negley has been a public park in Nashville since 1928. The park contains the ruins of a Civil War Fort built by the Union Army during the occupation of Nashville. The park area was also the site of a large encampment of fugitive slaves, referred to as Contraband, seeking the protection of the Union forces during the hostility of the war. Zada Law is an archaeologist who has been engaged in the study of this property for many years. She is the Director of the Fullerton Laboratory for Spatial Studies at Middle Tennessee State University. We speak with Zada about the history of this unique site and the nature of the resource there.