African American Heritage

The path paved by African Americans in Tennessee was a long and arduous one, etched with trials and triumphs, tragedy and victory.

The challenges faced by African Americans throughout the generations, and the accomplishments that followed, are commemorated in dedicated museums, monuments, landmarks and preserved sites throughout Tennessee.


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Aaron Douglas Gallery Aaron Douglas GalleryNashville Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum (Burkle Estate)Memphis National Civil Rights Museum National Civil Rights MuseumMemphis Ida B. Wells MarkerMemphis Hunt Phelan Home Hunt Phelan HomeMemphis Beale Street Historic District Beale Street Historic DistrictMemphis Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive CenterHenning Matt Gardner Homestead Museum Matt Gardner Homestead MuseumElkton Wilma C. Rudolph Statue Wilma C. Rudolph StatueClarksville Fort Negley Fort NegleyNashville Fisk University Historic DistrictNashville East Tennessee History Center East Tennessee History CenterKnoxville African American Appalachian Arts, Inc. African American Appalachian Arts, Inc.Knoxville Bessie Smith Cultural CenterChattanooga W.C. Handy House Museum W.C. Handy House MuseumMemphis
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