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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…

TN Writers | TN Stories: Aime Alley Card

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

The Tigerbelles tells the epic story of the 1960 Tennessee State University all-Black women's track team, which found Olympic glory at the 1960 games in Rome. The author tells a story of desire, success and failure--of beating the odds--against the backdrop of a changing America, but tells it in an intimate way. Readers will come to…

TN Writers | TN Stories: Betsy T. Phillips

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

On September 10, 1957, Hattie Cotton Elementary School in Nashville, Tennessee, blew up. On March 16, 1958, the Jewish Community Center was bombed. On April 19, 1960, the home of Civil Rights attorney and Nashville city councilman, Z. Alexander Looby was dynamited. He and his wife were lucky to escape with their lives. These bombings…

TN Writers | TN Stories: Sara Koffi

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

Parasite meets Such a Fun Age in a scorching debut that is as heartbreaking as it is thrilling, examining the intersection of race, class, and female friendship, and the devastating consequences of everyday actions. After her best friend’s mysterious death, Elizabeth Smith’s picture-perfect life in the Memphis suburbs has spiraled out of control—so much so that she hires a…