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Southern Festival of Books Announces Lineup for 31st Annual Event

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, announced the first list of its highly anticipated lineup of authors, presenters, programs and activities for its 31st anniversary event. Marquee appearances at this year’s Festival include New York Times bestselling authors  Ottessa Moshfegh, Samantha Power, Casey Cep, Karen Abbott, Karen Thompson Walker, Paul Theroux and author Learn More…



The Pink Palace Family of Museums presents Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community, an exhibit celebrating the city’s bicentennial. The exhibit interprets events of the past 200 years that have shaped Memphis’ past, present, and form the basis for our future. The Making Memphis exhibit illustrates how the threads of Memphis history form a larger Learn More…

TENNESSEE WATERS at the Kingston Public Library

Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future is a statewide touring panel exhibit about water’s impact on our lives, our history, and our society. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. The exhibit will be on display at the Kingston Public Library from September 1-30, 2019. Click here to Learn More…

WLOK Black Film Festival, “The Green Book”

Join civic leaders and scholars for a screening of “The Green Book” followed by a discussion. Part of WLOK’s 4th Annual Black Film Festival, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2019. Humanities Tennessee is proud to sponsor this community program.

CROSSROADS at Postmark LaFollette, Inc.

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring the history and meaning of rural American society across regions and over time. The exhibit will be on display at Postmark LaFollette, Inc. in LaFollette, TN, from Sept. 7th to Oct. 20th, 2019. Click here to learn more.

Trail of Tears: Middle Tennessee

Mr. Troy Wayne Poteet presents the political context surrounding the forced removal of the Cherokee from the Southeast and the lessons learned and applied to challenges faced by the modern day tribal government. Humanities Tennessee is proud to provide grant funds to support this community program.

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