Interview With Jessica Gossett, Park Manager, T.O. Fuller State Park and the Legacy of Rev T.O. Fuller (Episode 95)

Our guest today, Jessica Gossett, has recently been promoted to be Park Manager at the historic T. O. Fuller State Park in Memphis. She is the first black women to be a Park Manager in Tennessee.  A remarkable achievement.

The story of the Fuller Park is an important one in Black History in Tennessee.  Situated in the extreme Southwest corner of the state and right on the bluffs of the Mississippi River,  it was developed in part by a black Civilian Conservation Corps troop and  was  established as Tennessee’s first “State Park For Negroes”

Jessica shares with us her research on  the development of the park and its namesake, the esteemed educator and pastor Rev. T.O. Fuller.  She also shares her plans for future programs at the Fuller Park.

(our guest,  on right,  pictured with her father Jesse Gossett)

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