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The Evolution of Transportation

Tipton Haynes Historic Site 2620 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN, United States

Tipton-Haynes new, permanent exhibition includes conveyances from their collection to explore the changes in transportation over time in the region. Visit http://www.tipton-haynes.org/ for more information. Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide partial support for this project.

TN Writers | TN Stories: Dr. Mark Cheathem

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

The presidential election of 1844 had it all: an unpopular incumbent forced out of the race, a perennial presidential loser, a candidate whose career appeared to be on life support, a long-shot whose political ideology had been transformed by religious conversion, even a political assassination. Out of this collection of contenders emerged James K. Polk,…

King Iron: the Story of Enslaved Furnace Workers in Tennessee

Clement Railroad Hotel Museum 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, United States

Created by the Tennessee African-American Historical Group, this new travelling exhibit examines the little known story of enslaved iron workers in the Volunteer State. Well researched and curated, "King Iron" seeks to further our understanding of pre-Civil War Tennessee through the lens of industrial slavery and its regional impact. The exhibit will be at the…

“King Iron” exhibit opening & panel discussion

Clement Railroad Hotel Museum 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, United States

Created by the Tennessee African-American Historical Group, this new travelling exhibit examines the little known story of enslaved iron workers in the Volunteer State. Well researched and curated, "King Iron" seeks to further our understanding of pre-Civil War Tennessee through the lens of industrial slavery and its regional impact. The exhibition opening will be accompanied…

The Industry is Playing the People Cheap: Race & the Country Music Business

Join the TN Historical Society for a virtual discussion of the history and dynamics of the country music business surround race, featuring Dr. Amanda Marie Martinez. Info and registration coming soon to: https://tennesseehistory.org/home/programs/ The event is part of the Tennessee 101: History of Music series, funded, in part, by Humanities Tennessee.

Author Event: Jeanne Hardt

Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave #3, Nashville, TN 37209, USA

Join the Global Education Center in welcoming Appalachian author Jeanne Hardt, who will read from and discuss her Smokey Mountain series. For more information, visit:http://www.globaleducationcenter.org/ The event is one in the Three Roots of Appalachia series, partially funded by Humanities Tennessee.  

“All the Places We’ve Been”: Gil Scott-Heron’s Roots in Jackson

Join the TN Historical Society for a virtual discussion of the music and roots of Gil Scott-Heron with Gio Russonello, Brenda Monroe-Moses, and Carl Cornwall. Info and registration will be found at: https://tennesseehistory.org/home/programs/ The event is part of the Tennessee 101: History of Music series, funded, in part, by Humanities Tennessee.

Film Screening: King Coal

Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN

Join the Global Education Center for a screening of the documentary, King Coal, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. For more information, visit: http://www.globaleducationcenter.org/ The event is one of the Three Roots of Appalachia series partially funded by Humanities Tennessee.

TN Writers | TN Stories: Ciona Rouse

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

Poet, editor, and educator Ciona Rouse is the author of Vantablack, the first chapbook of Third Man Books (2017). Her poetry has appeared in the journals Oxford American, Wildness, Booth, The Account, Still, Talking River, Gabby Journal, Matter: a journal of political poetry and commentary and other publications. She has been featured on NPR Music and has work selected by Ada Limón for the podcast The Slowdown.

Quilts as Storytellers

Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN

Join the Global Education Center for a reading with Colleen Anderson, whose focuses on the stories quilts tell, alongside a quilt exhibit by the Zuri Quilting Guild. For more information, visit:http://www.globaleducationcenter.org/ The event is one of the Three Roots of Appalachia series partially funded by Humanities Tennessee.