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Black History in Nashville

Nashville is filled with ways to explore Black History. 

National Museum of African American Music

Discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music at the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) which officially opened to the public on January 30, 2021. From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM is the only museum of its kind that integrates history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres.

Black-Owned Businesses

Support local Black-owned businesses in Nashville.

More Black-Owned Businesses:

The Moving Canvas

Woodcuts Gallery


City Farm Co.

Ed's Fish House

Germantown Pub

Helen's Hot Chicken

HiFi Cookies

Ivory Cotton Bar

Kernels Gourmet Popcorn

Prince's Hot Chicken


Alkebu-Lan Images


JazzNash Mobile Shoetique

Live Above

Night Train
Did You Know?

From legendary performers to influential leaders, learn interesting facts about Nashville's Black History.

Fisk University
Nashville's Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Discover stories behind Nashville's Historically Black Colleges and Universities that gave educational opportunities for many African Americans who were once legally denied an education.

United Street Tours
Ways to Explore Black History in Nashville

Take a tour or explore historic sites and attractions to learn the significant role that African Americans played in the growth and development of Nashville.

Nashville History

Explore Nashville's past and learn about the history of the state capital of Tennessee.

Thompson Hotel - Corner King
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Start planning your trip by looking for the perfect place to stay in Nashville. Lodging comes with amenities to make your stay exceptional.

View the online African American Guide to Nashville at

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