Black History Month Events

Nashville celebrates Black History Month throughout the city. Join us for special events, hear from multiple scholars at local universities, and more.

Please continue to check back for more events.

Tennessee State Museum

Join the Tennessee State Museum and check out the permanent exhibition, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Featured artifacts and stories in this exhibit document a period that forced Tennesseans to take sides and make sacrifices. Visitors will learn how Tennesseans determined to secede from the Union and how the state remained divided on the issue throughout the war.

United Street Tours

United Street Tours offers a pair of 2-hour Nashville tours in downtown Nashville and the North Nashville community. The Nashville Black History Walking Tour celebrates the past through storytelling about Nashville’s enslaved population by spotlighting people such as Robert “Black Bob” Renfro. While the Nashville Black History Walking Tour gives you a look into the past, the Murals, Music, and Museums Walking Tour is an upbeat experience that focuses on the current and future state of Black Nashville through art and blues music history.

February 20-September 12
Frist Art Museum and Fisk University Galleries

The Frist Art Museum and Fisk University Galleries present Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar, concurrent presentations of sculptures, prints, installations, and video by the multidisciplinary and multimedia artist and musician. This is on view in the Frist’s Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from February 20 through May 31, and the Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk from February 20 through September 12.