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Historic gate entrance to Fisk University, Nashville

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WELCOME TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Music City USA rivals Chicago as the home of Gospel Music. Nashville is also state capital with numerous museums and theme restaurants, a pleasant downtown location beside a riverfront park, two HBCUs and More

BLACK GENESIS
Some free persons of color obtained an early measure of business success. The first Black hotel in Nashville was operated by Robert Renfro, a licensed innkeeper in 1794. His tavern was known as Black Bob's ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Civil Rights Room of Nashville Public Library has one of the finest collections of Civil Rights Movement history in the country. This room captures the drama and history of 1940’s through 1960’s, when thousands of Nashville natives ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
BB King’s Blues Club, Neely's Bar-B-Q, Eddie George's Sports Grille, Jamaicaway Restaurant, Kijiji Coffee House, Rhythm Kitchen, and Swett's Restaurant are just a few ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
Many boutiques specialize in lack Greek literature & apparel, African American books, Christian books children's books, fragrances, body gels, special herbs, spices and knowledge on how to use them ... More

SPA
When Keisha Beard and Gregory Beard were inspired to found Essense Day Spa, they began renovating an old building near Fisk University that belonged to the family ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
National Baptist World Center, Born Again Church, House of God Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, St. John AME Church, Capers Memorial CME Church ... More



NASHVILLE, A FORERUNNER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Brown vs. Board of Education, March on Washington, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Greensboro Sit-ins, Birmingham incidents, Medgar Evers in Jackson, plus MLK in Memphis and Atlanta represent Civil Rights Movement milestones, but don't overlook the significant contribution of Nashville ... More

NASHVILLE GOSPEL MUSIC
Nashville is best known as the home of Country music. But it also has three Black Baptist church headquarters with deep roots in Gospel Music. Hence, Nashville became a force in Gospel Music ... More

HISTORIC SITES
Black history runs blood-stained deep and inspirational high in this region with Belle Meade Plantation, Greenwood Cemetery, Fisk Jubilee Hall, Cameron-Trimble Neighborhood, Citizens Bank, Jefferson Street, Hubbard House ... More

SLAVE LIFE AT THE HERMITAGE
The home of President Andrew Jackson began as a two-story farmhouse when he purchased the property in 1804. In the beginning, Jackson operated the farm with nine enslaved people. That number grew close to 40 by 1820 ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Ryman Auditorium first opened as a church in 1892 by Captain Thomas G. Ryman. It became a National Historic Landmark when the Grand Ole Opry show moved here in 1943, morphing into what some call The Mother Church of Country Music ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art is set on 55 picturesque acres encompassing 10 botanical gardens, the Woodland Sculpture Trail with works by internationally renown sculptors and world-class collections ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Adventure Science Center, Nashville Zoo, The Coliseum, Sommet Center, Imaginarium, Nashville Childrens Theatre, Nashville Shores ... More

RESEARCH CREDITS:
Leonard Dorsey
Thomas Dorsey
Sheila Umolu
Lysa Allman-Baldwin

 

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