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Humanities Tennessee conducts and supports public humanities programming across the state. We focus on local history, literary arts, and civic life, and our work sparks conversations and builds stronger communities across Tennessee.

Events

OUTLAWS & ARMADILLOS: COUNTRY’S ROARING ’70s Exhibition

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s major exhibition, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, explores this era of cultural and artistic exchange between Nashville, Tenn., and Austin, Texas, revealing untold stories and never-seen artifacts. The exhibition, which opened May 25, 2018, for a nearly three-year run, will explore the complicated, surprising relationship between the Learn More…

ONCE MORE AT THE RIVER: FROM MLK TO BLM Documentary Film

Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM is a one-hour documentary film guided by oral history interviews of more than 20 Memphis-based activists and officials. The majority of the interviews were conducted by University of Memphis students in 2018, as the city celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Learn More…

A THOUSAND VOICES Film Discussion

This is the story of Native American women in New Mexico, from the creation stories of the beginning of time, through the invasions from Spain, Mexico, and United States. The power remains and the story continues. From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds Learn More…

WOMEN ON THE EDGE: The Rioult Dance Company

WOMEN ON THE EDGE…Unsung Heroines of the Trojan War is a trilogy of dances inspired by Euripides’ tragic heroines Iphigenia, Helen of Troy, and Cassandra. Pascal Rioult’s interpretations of these timeless stories highlight not only grace, strength, and resilience of women in society but also the futility and immorality of war. The program includes Iphigenia, Learn More…

Salon@615 Special Edition with Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Learn More…

Chapter 16

A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers and Passersby

Chapter16.org is a daily online publication that provides comprehensive coverage of Tennessee authors, literary news, and public readings; it also serves as the state’s virtual Center for the Book.

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