Humanities Tennessee is pleased to support the following programs, conducted by partner organizations around the state, with annual funding and/or staff time.
Children’s Festival of Reading
Knox Co. Public Library (Knoxville)
The annual Children’s Festival of Reading is a free day of storytelling, music, arts & crafts, science experiments, food, and fun.
March to the 19th
Chick History, Inc. (Statewide)
March to the 19th is a statewide initiative to uncover and preserve women’s political history in Tennessee in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
My Family, My Community, My World
East Nashville Hope Exchange (Nashville)
This summer camp offers intensive reading enrichment and community building for K-4 children through a thematic curriculum and citywide exploration.
The Mayor’s Office, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, BookPage (Nashville)
Nashville Reads is a community-wide program that brings the entire city together to read great literature in an attempt to broaden the literary horizons of the city and open a forum for discussion.
Nashville Public Library, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, BookPage (Nashville)
Salon@615 nurtures and celebrates the literary life of Nashville by presenting bestselling authors for talks and book signings.
Spoken Word Poet Residencies
Southern Word, Inc. (Memphis, Jackson, Selmer)
By placing poet mentors in high-school classrooms, Southern Word makes reading, writing, and performing poetry relevant to students’ own experiences, identities, and futures.
Teach Tennessee History Workshops
East Tennessee Historical Society (Statewide)
This program provides professional development for teachers through hands-on workshops featuring customized local-history content designed to meet curriculum requirements.
Tennessee History Day
Tennessee Historical Society (Statewide)
Tennessee History Day is an annual competition for students in grades 6-12 that engages educators and students to improve the teaching and learning of history in public, private, and home schools.
Turn the Page Literacy Initiative
Southern Lit Alliance (Cleveland, Chattanooga)
Turn the Page Literacy Initiative brings literature to readers in the Bradley and Hamilton County Jails for educational reading & discussion series.
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Celebrate Nashville, Inc. (Nashville)
The focus and mission of the festival encompasses more than 50 cultures that live in Nashville through dance, music, visual arts, a children’s area, a Teens United Area, an educational Global Village, and exotic food samplings. The event provides an experiential opportunity for Nashvillians to meet their neighbor and share traditions. It encourages dialogue and promotes the cross-cultural awareness.Learn More
Memphis Black Film Festival
Gilliam Foundation, Inc., WLOK (Memphis)
This annual event brings together artists, scholars, and public figures for a screening and discussion of recent films about the Black experience in America.Learn More