Discovering and Celebrating Unsung Stories

Our story inclusion series continued throughout July exploring how Tennessee organizations are engaging communities in creative ways to share untold stories.  We delved into ways that exhibits and programs are being made more inclusive and accessible, as well as unexpected ways that we are “doing the humanities” together and creating meaning.

From Memphis to Nashville and Chattanooga, July’s featured projects explored decades-old historical records, introduced students to cultures in other parts of our world, celebrated unsung albums and the stories that created them, and captured a detailed history of a city’s people.

Projects featured in July:


“[Currently] we are in the middle of production planning and I am so grateful to you all over at Humanities Tennessee for helping to fund this new venture. The five part series name is “World on Wheels” with the Jingle Truck making stops in different parts of the world. We are keeping with middle school social studies standards and then connecting our audience down to the local level by conducting a hands-on art activity with an immigrant from that country who now calls Tennessee home.” – Kate Warren

We hope you will continue to join us on this journey, exploring and sharing the stories of our state.  Be sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to see what we have shared in the month of July.  We invite you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date on humanities programs and events in your area.

The organizations and programs highlighted in this series received grant funding through SHARP – Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan – which provided nearly $1 million to 91 Tennessee organizations to support their recovery from the pandemic.