African American History in Nashville

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2 HOURS

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY African Americans in Nashville

The stories of past and present African American trailblazers
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Take a journey through African American history in Nashville. From the early arrival of free persons of color in the city through Emancipation, to hard-fought battles for voting rights in the 1940s and 1950s, to the classic country music scene in Music City today, you'll learn about people who overcame barriers and made their mark on Nashville.

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Learn about African American famous people including artist William Edmondson the first African American artist to have a solo show at the MOMA, lawyer J.C. Napier, future Congressman John Lewis, architect Moses McKissack, Fisk Jubilee Singers, businessman Preston Taylor and the world famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Hear about famous African American events including the lunch counter sit ins, sporting events and political events.

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Tour 22: African American history in Nashville

Nashville African American Trailblazers

Learn about African American famous people including artist William Edmondson the first African American artist to have a solo show at the MOMA, lawyer J.C. Napier, future Congressman John Lewis, architect Moses McKissack, Fisk Jubilee Singers, businessman Preston Taylor and the world famous Fisk Jubilee Singers. Hear about famous African American events including the lunch counter sit ins, sporting events and political events.

Take a journey through African American history in Nashville. From the early arrival of free persons of color in the city through Emancipation, to hard-fought battles for voting rights in the 1940s and 1950s, to the classic country music scene in Music City today, you'll learn about people who overcame barriers and made their mark on Nashville.

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African American History in Nashville

Duration
2 HOURS

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