We Nurture Tennessee’s Communities

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. Click any of the buttons to the right to explore our programs and events and learn how you can get involved.

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…

Poetry & The African American Experience

Global Education Center and our Line Breaks Literary Reading Series presents Dr. Haki Madhubuti, author, educator, scholar and founder of Third World Press. Dr. Madhubuti is known for writing experimental, free-verse, politically charged poetry with a staccato rhythm. For this project, he will focus on the history and culture of African Americans as expressed through Learn More…

MAKING MEMPHIS: 200 YEARS OF COMMUNITY Exhibit Opening

The Pink Palace Family of Museums presents Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community, an exhibit celebrating the city’s bicentennial. Community Opening Day is Sunday, March 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the Making Memphis exhibit is free. The event will feature performances throughout the day highlighting Stax Music Academy, Danza Azteca Memphis an Learn More…

Meet the Authors of CRAZY HORSE: THE LAKOTA WARRIOR’S LIFE & LEGACY

Join author William Matson and Edward Clown, nephew of Crazy Horse, for a reading, signing, and audience discussion of their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy based on the oral tradition of the Crazy Horse family and its importance to Lakota culture. This event will take place Sunday, March 10th from 1:30 to 3:30 Learn More…

Salon@615 with Greg Iles

#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles returns with Cemetery Road, an electrifying tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town.

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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