Black History Month
Nashville's calendar in February (and January) is filled with events celebrating Black History Month. From art exhibits to musical performances, Music City is honoring the contributions of African-Americans to our society.
Discover the Past
Besides just the month of February, Music City honors women and men throughout the year that have contributed not only to Nashville's history, but the country's history. From the Fisk Jubilee Singers to the Civil War through the Nashville sit-ins and the music of Jimi Hendrix, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Etta James, and so many others, the past has built the present and continues to form the future. It is all here and waiting to be discovered year round. It is all here and waiting to be discovered year round. Explore more of multicultural Nashville.
Black History Month and MLK Celebrations
These are just some of the events happening in January and February to celebrate Black History Month. Stay tuned. More events will be added as they're announced.
MLK Days of Service 2016
Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by joining Hands on Nashville as they give back to the community through service.
The Annual Convocation in Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fisk Memorial Chapel
January 12 & 14
On January 12, Fisk University will have a special ceremony to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring speaker Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock. On January 14, they will host a day of volunteer service in remembrance of Dr. King.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Vanderbilt University Commemoration
Commemorating Dr. King’s life and legacy, the University community will gather together for a series of programs including participation in the city-wide march, community service, educational forums, and lectures.
Nashville MLK Day
Multiple Nashville Locations
January 14 & 16
On January 16, a Youth Program opens the day at Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 8:30am. The Ceremonial March begins at 10am at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church. The Convocation is at 11am at TSU Gentry Complex. They will also have a Youth Forum, on January 14, at 10am at the Nashville Public Library - Downtown Branch.
East Park Community Center
The 5K4MLK unites the community to run for diversity in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
OZ School Days: MLK, Jr. Birthday
Centennial Performing Arts Studios
Throughout the entire day children can participate in engaging workshops led by Nashville based teaching artists.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program
Various events, including a film and discussion series, candlelight vigil, and lectures, celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Campus Wide Day of Service
Tennessee State University
Tenessee State University will have their annual Campus Wide Day of Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let Freedom Sing!
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
For more than 20 years, the Nashville Symphony has hosted this concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Joined by special guests, the orchestra will perform a mix of spirituals, popular songs, and classical music honoring the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement.
Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture
Tennessee State University
Join Tennessee State University's College of Liberal Arts and the Metropolitan Historical Commission for a celebation of the contributions of African-Americans to Nashvillle and Tennessee history.
Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey with Jasmine Guy & The Avery Sharpe Trio
Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey is a work of art to celebrate and honor the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery.
The Civil Rights Collection
Nashville Downtown Library
The collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the Civil Rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville - locations of many sit-in protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement. Not only that, but their calendar is filled with events to celebrate Black History Month. Check out the calendar.